Saracens - Scrummy! Thriller

Jan 31, 2014

Scrummy! Thriller


The Scrummy! Project signed off in style this week with the biggest and best Food Creation challenge final to date. Turnford School hosted the spectacle which saw over 140 pupils, parents and teachers taking part in the event.

18 groups of budding chefs sliced and diced their way to try and take the crown of Food Creation Challenge champions. Under the glare of the spotlights, the stage was set for each group to make a scrumptious Greek Salad and fruit dessert. In a real showcase of culinary skill, family and friends of the pupils had the difficult task of judging the dishes based on presentation, chopping skills and style. After a tense wait, 3 Year 5 pupils from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross emerged victorious.

As well as the competition, Saracens players Tom Jubb and Scott Spurling were on hand to judge the dishes and pass on their top tips for a healthy lifestyle.

"My son hasn't stopped talking about Scrummy!. At home he now takes an interest in the food we eat and he is keen to help me prepare our family meal which he hasn't done before. The final has been great and we've all really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!" - Parent, St Joseph's

In the build up to this event, Saracens Community Coaches have worked in six schools in the district of Broxbourne (St Paul's, Burleigh, St Catherine's, St Joseph's, Roselands and Flamstead End) with Year 4 - Year 6 pupils.

During the 6 weeks, all schools have received healthy eating classroom lessons finding out more about growing herbs, a balanced diet, fats and sugars, and food preparation skills. In addition to this, they have taken part in a number of practical multi-skill activities and have been challenged to complete activities at home with friends and family.

So far the project, has engaged with 20 schools in Hertfordshire and North London and over 6000 young people, parents and school staff but it doesn't stop there!

All schools that have received the project, have been trained by our partners Let's Get Cooking to start a extra-curricular cooking club on their school. These clubs are already up and running and have been thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. The Key Stage 2 pupils will have the opportunity to continue to develop their food preparation and cooking skills through a variety of school and community events.

For more information on the Scrummy! project please contact Simone Shepherd on simoneshepherd@saracens.net

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