School meals menu includes tasty prize of £500

GOOD SPORTS -- head teacher Joanna Redfern and the county council's catering manager, Helen Fifoot, with some of the All Saints children who will benefit from the new sports equipment.
GOOD SPORTS -- head teacher Joanna Redfern and the county council's catering manager, Helen Fifoot, with some of the All Saints children who will benefit from the new sports equipment.

A survey that gave school meals the thumbs-up has led to youngsters in Huthwaite receiving £500 to spend on sports equipment.

Nearly 200 schools who responded to the Nottinghamshire County Council survey were put in a prize draw. And All Saints Church Of England Infant School on Common Road was the lucky winner.

Delighted head teacher Joanna Redfern said: “We completed the survey to express our thanks to the council’s catering team. It is a bonus to win the draw.

“Lunchtimes are an important part of the day at All Saints. We know our children enjoy the meals because take-up is high. We’ll spend the money on playground equipment to make lunchtimes even better.”

The survey showed that more than 80% of schools were satisfied with school lunches. The council’s group manager for catering, Kevin McKay, said: “This is testament to the hard work our staff put in to serving up fresh, nutritious meals. It’s also good to know that school meals are regarded as better value for money than Starbucks, KFC and Greggs.”