Haverhill school’s cooking challenge was a real community effort

Look what we made! ANL-140428-120605005

Look what we made! ANL-140428-120605005


More than 350 people took part in the Big Cookathon held at Coupals Primary School, part of the Let’s Get Cooking challenge.

Pupils, staff and various visitors, including Haverhill’s Mayor Cllr Roger André, firefighters, representatives from Haverhill Rovers, Tesco community champion Claire Bowden and Jenny Bowles from Sainsbury’s, played their part in making and eating more than 100 pizzas.

Prizes were donated by Thule and Haverhill Rovers (courtesy of Marcus Hunt), ingredients were given by Sainsbury’s and Tesco and staff from town-based Dominoes Pizza and Papillon Pizza provided ingredients for and showed children how they made pizzas.

Friends, neighbours and relatives of pupils also made pizzas at home. People were cooking in places such as Niger, Canada, Australia and Sarajevo.

Sandara Linnane, the school’s Let’s Get Cooking co-ordinator thanked everyone whose help and ‘community spirit’ made the day a success, adding: “We couldn’t have wished for a better day that had the local and wider community working together and having such fun.”

Everybody who took part in the challenge, which aims to get as many people cooking together at the same time, are now sending in evidence of their dish just in case Coupals makes the shortlist in one of the nine categories decided by Let’s Get Cooking.




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