Belling announces Cookery Club winners

Leading appliance brand, Belling, has announced the winners of its Cookery Club competition – with two schools each set to receive £2,000 of Belling appliances.

Belling is committed to supporting primary schools in providing practical cookery experiences to their pupils. Primary school pupils were asked to submit creative pictures and collages detailing their favourite healthy meal, alongside explanations as to why it was healthy and why they liked it. Entries were received from right across the UK and a shortlist of 10 schools was put to the public vote.

Linton Church of England Infant School in Linton, Cambridge and Little Melton Primary School in Norfolk won the public vote – securing more than half of the 10,000 votes between them.

Linton Church of England Infant School (pupils from which pictured above) did not have any existing practical cooking provision for the children and staff and pupils were fundraising to create a small kitchen area within the school. Design Technology Lead at the school, Miss Campbell, said: “We drummed up support by using social media, approaching local businesses and delivering leaflets to the local villages.

“The staff and children at Linton Infants School are incredibly grateful to Belling for this wonderful and generous prize and are looking forward to enriching the curriculum with cookery lessons!”

Teaching assistant at Little Melton Primary School, Mrs Kerry Awbery, explained that winning the competition will have a positive impact on the small village school and its extra-curricular activities. She said: “We are absolutely delighted to win, and the children are very excited about it! We have decided to organise an in school ‘Great Bake Off’ competition later this term, to celebrate.”

Jane Rylands, Head of Marketing Communications at Belling, said: “The response to the competition was fantastic with some amazing and really creative entries. We hope the prizes will make a real difference to the winning schools and help the children to develop their love of cooking.”