Twickenham Primary School in Kingstanding is holding a Summer Fayre with a difference next Monday.
The Diggin’ Generations local food project will be launching their new community kitchen in the school with a big celebration event on the school field. The new purpose built stainless steel kitchen will be used for cooking workshops for the local community and school pupils. Workshops will teach good basic home cooking skills, focussing on healthy, delicious, affordable and easy to prepare meals for all the family.
Local residents and pupils have already been growing plenty of vegetables in the Diggin’ Generations community garden at the school and this fresh produce will be used in the cooking workshops. This approach means that local residents are learning how to grow and cook their own healthy food from fork to plate. The Summer Fayre will include tours of the community kitchen, shop and garden.
Jade Fellows-Smith, Diggin’ Generations community cook said “To have such a high specification kitchen in a school is such a privilege, we have had so much interest from local people in the cooking workshops, it will be great to be able to show off the kitchen and to get Kingstanding cooking!”
The school field will be transformed into a farmers market selling fresh and local produce including fruit and vegetables, local juice, preserves and fresh handmade bread.
There will be the chance to see traditional craft demonstrations including blacksmithing and wood turning on a pole lathe. Visitors will also be able to make their own mini-scarecrow with a local artist. Twickenham school parents will have their own handmade crafts area with a wide variety of craft items for sale- all made in Kingstanding!
Herbs and vegetable seedlings will be on sale along with our knowledgeable gardening team to offer advice on growing your own at home. Even the smallest of spaces such as a window-box, yard or balcony can be utilised for growing edibles.
Year 5 children have been involved in setting up a new local food social enterprise, creating their own businesses selling fresh fruit, vegetables and dried and baked goods to the local community. Year 5 pupils will be selling their popular ‘5 a day fruit bags’ containing five fresh fruits for only £1. The children run all aspects of their business from designing logos to selling to the public and even keeping the accounts. They will be helping to run the stalls at the Summer Fayre.
To get involved in the project or for more information call the Diggin’ Generations team on: 07759 0143485 or see the website for details.