On Friday 29th September the children in Year 3 worked alongside volunteers from Sustainable South Brent to transform produce from the school garden and local allotments into a delicious minestrone soup. They also baked some fantastic focaccia bread to accompany it. The children did a brilliant job and enjoyed tasting their soup and bread at the end of the day. It was great to see how engaged they all were and the end results were very rewarding. They also each took home some freshly baked focaccia to share with their families. Many thanks to South Brent Feoffes who funded Karin Jordan to run the workshops for us.
A selection of children from Years 3 and 6 then served the minestrone soup to members of the South Brent and District Caring Lunch Club on Monday 2nd October. They loved chatting to the lunch club customers and the soup went down a storm.
Here are a few quotes from lunch club volunteers and clients:
“The atmosphere today has been amazing, it almost made me cry. The children were so earnest and keen and their interaction with the Lunch Club customers was just wonderful. I’d have them I every week if I could. It’s been a room full of real joy today.” Lunch Club volunteer
“The soup was lovely; I had a second helping. I enjoyed hearing about how it was made from scratch and the vegetable growing and cooking stories from the children. They seemed to have had a lot of fun making it. It was special to have some children look after us today too, it really makes you feel like part of the village.” Lunch Club customer
“From a South Brent Caring perspective this was a huge success, it really brought extra cheer and laughter to Lunch Club, everyone enjoyed themselves – and we are really looking froward to having the Primary School back for the Christmas Lunch and again in the future!” SB&DC staff member