Pupils shine in com­pe­ti­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Roundabout -

The John Wal­lis Church of Eng­land Acad­emy in Ash­ford is one of only six schools to make it through to the fi­nal of the Kent is De­li­cious food com­pe­ti­tion, which will take place to­mor­row (Fri­day) in the Why Farm­ing Mat­ters tent at the Kent County Show.

Held in part­ner­ship with the Dio­cese of Can­ter­bury’s Com­mu­ni­ties and Part­ner­ships Frame­work, the Kent Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety (KCAS), Pro­duced in Kent, NFU Swale and White­head Mon­ck­ton Solic­i­tors, the aim of the com­pe­ti­tion is to raise chil­dren’s aware­ness of the qual­ity and im­por­tance of lo­cal, sea­sonal pro­duce.

John Wal­lis pupils im­pressed with their en­try of a Med­ley of Crum­ble Pies, us­ing all lo­cal­ly­grown fruit, in­clud­ing rhubarb picked fresh from one of the teacher’s gar­dens.

The pupils will now have to cook their pud­ding for a panel of judges com­pris­ing five rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the farm­ing and food pro­duc­ing com­mu­nity in Kent.

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