Local primary school wins £2,000 prize

North Mundham Primary in Chichester has won a recipe competition organised by Natures Way Foods.


North Mundham Primary School, in School Lane, North Mundham, Chichester has won First Prize and £2,000 for cookery equipment. The recipe competition was organised by local fresh food producer Natures Way Foods (NWF) to celebrate the 5th birthday of its Field to Fork education campaign. Birdham CE Primary School in Birdham, West Sussex was the Runner Up.

The competition was open to primary schools in and around the Chichester area. Children in years 4 and 5 were asked to create a tasty salad recipe, which can be made by a young child and is attractive to other children. The winning recipe of “A Rainbow Salad” was created by Joe Masters in year 4.

"Rainbow Salad" wins first prize

Joe’s salad was chosen because it was colourful and attractive to children and had a good mix of salad ingredients, as well as protein and carbohydrates. In addition, the step-by-step guide, which included photos and equipment/ingredients lists, made the salad easy for children to make themselves. The Runner Up recipe was “A Royal Summer Salad” because of its colour and imaginative use of edible flowers.

The competition celebrated five years of NWFs’ Field to Fork tours. Over the years hundreds of local children have visited the company’s manufacturing unit and fields to learn about salad growing and the journey from Field to Fork.

The £2,000 prize is very welcome. We want to be able to offer our pupils the best facilities to learn.

Julia Carey Head Teacher at North Mundham

In addition to receiving the £2,000 cheque, five children from North Mundham School were invited to NWF Head Office, Selsey, to take part in a Mini Master Class with the company’s Development Chef, Simon Martin. During their visit, the children were given the opportunity to make their own dishes to take home and learnt about fruit and vegetables, healthy eating and the seasonality of different foods.
Julia Carey, Head Teacher at North Mundham says:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have won this competition and extremely proud of what the children have achieved. The £2,000 prize is very welcome as we need new cooking equipment at school. With Cooking & Nutrition now a compulsory part of the DT National Curriculum we want to be able to offer our pupils the best facilities to learn.”

Runner ups invited to Natures Way Master class

The Runner Up school, Birdham CE Primary, were also invited to NWF to enjoy a Master Class. Sarah Baldock, Category & Innovation Director at NWF, adds:

“We were very pleased to welcome our winners and to spend time with the children introducing them to different foods and nutrition. We believe our Field to Fork tours have remained very popular with local schools because they help to bring elements of the Curriculum to life and enhance the childrens’ learning experiences outside the classroom. We look forward to welcoming many more local school children in years to come.”