A SCHOOL near Penrith has been awarded for its healthy food achievements.

Crosby Ravensworth CE Primary School has been awarded the Food for Life Bronze Award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture. The school is working with the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme to transform its food culture and that of its local community by connecting children with climate-friendly and healthy food.

The Bronze Award recognises school activities that make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of pupils and their families by encouraging them to eat, cook and grow good food.

Head teacher Duncan Priestley said: “We made the commitment to projects such as installing growing beds, and we took our catering in-house so we could have more control over the menus.

“Our children now spend more time visiting places such as orchards, farm shops and agricultural shows to connect their learning about food provenance.”

Pupils have had lots of fun learning, including a sausage-making masterclass with David Morland, head of butchery at Tebay Services.