Students Go Local To Celebrate British Food Fortnight

Louth Academy Year 8 students, Lucy Pearson and Evie Wood, make apple crumble to celebrate British Food Fortnight with a little help from 10-year-old Academy visitor Henry Househam from Legbourne.

Students at Louth Academy have been studying the importance of buying and using Lincolnshire produce to help the environment, support the British economy and raise awareness of British heritage crops.

The students at Lower Site celebrated British Food Fortnight by making apple crumble with local apples provided by Upper Site Head of House, Adrian McCarten. They learned the importance of reducing food miles by using Crispin and Bramley apples grown in Mr McCarten's own orchard.

Upper Site students have been looking at standards of animal welfare and quality produce through initiatives such as the Red Tractor scheme and RSPCA assured foods. They also brought a local flavour to Open Evening using local and British cheeses in the production of their mouthwatering cheese straws, which support the local milk industry. Students also sampled Stuffed Chine, a Lincolnshire classic.

Year 8 students, Lucy Pearson and Evie Wood, made apple crumble for visitors to the Academy's recent Year 6 Open Evening. Lucy said: "We have really enjoyed this. The apples smell lovely and they are local too, which reduces the environmental impact and supports our Lincolnshire producers."


Adrian McCarten, Louth Academy Upper Site Head of House, with some of his homegrown apples donated to students.

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