Catering Students Take Part in Wear Red Day

Sun, 2001-06-03 01:00

Pupils at Hart Primary School with Artie Beat the BHF mascot

A group of college catering students got involved in last Friday’s ‘National Wear Red Day’ in a bid to help promote healthy eating to the younger generation of Hartlepool.

National Wear Red Day is a campaign run by The British Heart Foundation’s and the day saw people across the UK wearing red to raise vital funds for the charity’s life-saving work.

As part of the day every pupil at Hart Primary School, in Hartlepool, was given a pack containing healthy eating recipe cards and, to help get the kids excited about the special recipes, East Durham College’s catering students provided a healthy buffet for the children taken straight from the recipes.

Sharon Flower, Curriculum Leader for Catering and Hospitably at the College, said: “It’s been a absolutely fantastic event. All the food on offer today is fun, easy to make and most importantly - very healthy. Healthy lifestyles don’t have to mean boring food.”

Fiona Turner, Regional Manager with The British Heart Foundation, added: “Today is about educating the children on the importance of eating healthy. The packs will hopefully show their parents some exiting new recipes too! Hopefully this is the start of a much healthier generation growing up in Hartlepool.”

Mr S. P. McDonnell, Executive Head Teacher at Hart Primary School on Magdalene Drive, remarked: “It’s been a great day. The children have enjoyed it immensely. I’d like to congratulate all the staff and students from East Durham College who helped make today a brilliant day for all, the food was fantastic!”