Roast Dinner Day Competition Winners

Roast Dinner Day Competition Winners

We are extremely pleased to announce our Roast Dinner Day Competition Winners!
The entries were reviewed by our expert panel - the Cooks Network – who met and discussed what they loved about the blogs, before picking our winners.

Needless to say, we were impressed with ALL of the entries for this year’s competition and so every school who blogged will be receiving some of our snazzy Super Blogger stickers. It is always a pleasure to read your blogs, so keep up the hard work!


Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull has won a visit from Food Policy Advisor, Jeanette Orrey. The school wowed the judges with the teamwork that went into creating their Roast Dinner Day menu, which included surveying pupils on their menu choice! The Cooks Network not only loved the innovative way the menu was selected, but the healthy choices made by the students. Huge congratulations to the whole school for their efforts on what must have been a very special Roast Dinner Day! Read their blog here.

Two schools have won two VegTrugs each for incorporating ‘Growing’ into their day -  Abbotsmede Primary School in Peterborough and St Joseph’s Specialist School and College in Surrey. The review panel loved the amount of fresh produce used in their menu that came from the grounds at St Josephs and were also impressed by the contribution by the school’s Work Experience Trainee, Sophie. Read the blog here.

Abbotsmede is a Bronze school with great community involvement; their Parent Group invited a local business, residential home, local Councillor, a nearby Children’s Centre and their Police Community Support Officer. We were really impressed by how they involve the community in their growing activities. Read Abbotsmede Primary School's blog here.


Poole Grammar School, and Gorsey Bank School in East Cheshire are the winners of some fantastic Mission:Explore Food Books for most ‘adventurous’ Roast Dinner Day blog. The Cooks Network were impressed by Poole Grammars blog which was written by a year 12 student who gave their perspective of Food for Life at school as well as highlighting a slightly unusual and ‘adventurous’ use of roast beetroot on their menu.
Read Poole Grammar’s blog here.

Gorsey Bank had an adventurous roast dinner day, starting early in the morning in order to cater for 318 meals! Thankfully Alison, the school cook, had lots of support and cups of tea from her helpers! The panel commented the way the blog was written really did make the day sound like an adventure! Read their blog here.

Well done to our winning schools, and to everyone who took the time to blog – we always love to hear what our fantastic FFLP schools are up to! You can read all of the school's Roast Dinner Day blogs here.

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