Breakfasts, fetes and French days entertain primary school pupils

Damien Miles and Ben Stratford enjoy an Olympic breakfast at Westrop Primary

Gemma Powell, Lauren Pritchard and Joe Pritchard at Westrop Primary

Lauren, Luca and Elle sample the food at Holy Rood Primary’s French day

First published in News Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , @EmmaDunnn

FOOD from around the world was on the menu for pupils at Westrop Primary School as part of an Olympic inspired breakfast.

Pupils enjoyed dishes from the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Canada as part of the event at the school in Highworth yesterday.

It was just one of the treats pupils across the area took part in yesterday, with pupils at Holy Rood Junior School enjoying a French day and Tregoze Primary School pupils holding a summer fete.

Heidi De Wolf, Key Stage 1 coordinator at Westrop Primary School, said: “Each class has chosen a country and researched what people from that country have for breakfast.

“Based on the research they have created a menu to make for the Olympic breakfast and have invited friends, family and the community to join us and help celebrate the Olympics.

“This is just one of the events we have planned during our whole school topic about the Olympics and we look forward to welcoming the local community to celebrate with us.”

Carole Cottrell, one of the teaching assistants in the school, headed the organisation of the event and gained huge community support; securing generous donations from local Highworth suppliers including Andrews Quality Meats, Tesco, The Co-operative, Highworth Emporium and Brooks of Highworth.

Reception and Year 1 and 2 classes made a United Kingdom breakfast including bacon rolls, raspberry muffins with raspberries from the school’s vegetable patch, homemade jam and homemade bread.

Year 3 and 4 classes researched France and provided croissants and baguettes with ham and cheese.

Year 5 made cinnamon toast with maple syrup to represent Canada Year 6 classes, who have been looking at New Zealand, made Kiwi jam and Maori toast.

Pupils at Holy Rood Junior School swapped their school uniforms for French inspired costumes yesterday.

It was part of their French themed day, which saw them enjoying French bread pizza, french fries, petits pois and choux buns for lunch.

Headteacher Tony McAteer said: “International days are important to us because we are a very multi-cultural school and we have got about 18 different nationalities represented within the school.

“If children find out about a culture and why they do certain things they are more likely to have respect for that culture.”

A summer fete also entertained children at Tregoze Primary School yesterday.

Swindon mayor, Mick Bray, opened the event on the playground at 1pm.

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2:26am Sun 24 Jun 12

tucker81 says...

Nice to see healthy food being introduced to pupils at a young age.

Oh I see, croissants and maple syrup. Never mind.
Nice to see healthy food being introduced to pupils at a young age. Oh I see, croissants and maple syrup. Never mind. tucker81
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9:11am Sun 24 Jun 12

itsamess3 says...

tucker81
The aim being to learn how different cultures eat--an olympic breakfast--did they have the athletes in mind?
tucker81 The aim being to learn how different cultures eat--an olympic breakfast--did they have the athletes in mind? itsamess3
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