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Haverhill school preparing for big culinary effort

The 2013 Let's Get Cooking at Coupals Primary School. From left:  Claire Bowden (Tesco), Harry Atkins, Eszter Szepfusi, Alex Wood, Daniel Winney, Erin Brittain, Haverhill Mayor Pat Hanlon ENGANL00120130803102157

The 2013 Let's Get Cooking at Coupals Primary School. From left: Claire Bowden (Tesco), Harry Atkins, Eszter Szepfusi, Alex Wood, Daniel Winney, Erin Brittain, Haverhill Mayor Pat Hanlon ENGANL00120130803102157

 

Too many cooks will not spoil the broth at one Haverhill school as budding chefs prepare to take part in a national cooking challenge to win a share of a £5,500 prize pot.

Pupils, parents and teachers from Coupals Primary School will be joined by members of their local community on Thursday, April 3 as they battle it out in the Let’s Get Cooking BIG Cookathon 2014, which hopes to get as many people as possible cooking a healthy dish.

Cooking is set to kick off at 9am and finish at 3.30pm with more than 300 people expected to take part.

Let’ Get Cooking – which runs the country’s largest network of healthy cooking clubs – is aiming to beat last year’s success, when more than 40,000 people took part.

Sandra Linnane, the Let’s Get Cooking club coordinator at Coupals Primary said: “It’s a massive challenge to have so many people cooking all on the same day, but we’re determined to help Let’s Get Cooking notch up its biggest total yet and to get even more people cooking in Haverhill and the wider community.”

Led by the Children’s Food Trust, Let’s Get Cooking provides training, resources and support to help set up healthy cooking programs for people of all ages.

Let’s Get Cooking was set up with support from a £20m grant from the BIG Lottery in 2007 and has since helped more than 2 million people develop the skills they need to cook healthy and affordable meals from scratch.

Evaluation shows that than half of people taking part in this schools-based initiative (58 per cent) report eating a healthier diet after learning to cook with Let’s Get Cooking.

 

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