Youngsters cook up a storm from “pizza garden” produce

Youngsters cook up a storm from “pizza garden” produce
1st November 2018 Amanda Bhavnani
Pupils at Silver End Academy

School pupils from Silver End were hungry to try out their cooking skills on the scariest date on the calendar, when they rustled up home-made pizzas on Halloween using healthy produce from their own vegetable patches.

Over the summer, staff from Greenfields helped pupils from Silver End Academy to create patches of land where they could grow their own vegetables. James Taylor, Greenfields’ Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, visited pupils on 31 October to show them how to knock up the scarily good Italian snack from scratch!

He said: “We’re aiming to help people in our communities to be happy and healthy by eating well and staying active. We know that some people are on tight budgets or may not know how to cook healthily at home, and we hope that projects like our pizza gardens will help. It’s been fantastic working with the kids and seeing their efforts paying off!

Over the summer, Greenfields, in partnership with Braintree Area Foodbank and Essex Cricket in the Community, led cookery and projects for residents of the Glebe Estate in Braintree to encourage families to be healthy and active. Find out more by clicking on this link: Keeping Braintree residents fit and fed

Find out about Greenfields’ Health and Wellbeing Programme by clicking on this link: Health and wellbeing