Pupils’ grow great menu

Green-fingered pupils served up a banquet of fresh food for their teachers and parents.

Youngsters unveiled their Great Rowsley Menu after being given a plot of land to grow their own food by East Lodge Hotel.

The high point of the project saw pupils serve parents and teachers delights such as smoked salmon tartare and locally sourced pork served with salad and vegetables picked and prepared from the children’s garden and lemon meringue pie made from East Lodge eggs and served with fruit grown by the children.

Iain Hardman, deputy managing director of East Lodge, said: “All the team at East Lodge have been involved with the project and we’ve really enjoyed helping this year’s pupils create their Great Rowsley Menu.

“The children really enthusiastic and willing to show involvement with the program.”

Head teacher Rosey Andrassy added: “The children did magnificently and were really excited to show off their achievements.

“There was a fabulous sense of pride and community.”