Royal School Manchester’s Catering Team
(L-R) Devi Krishnan, Aileen Charlton, June Turnock, Lynn Clews

Seashell’s Royal School Manchester has been awarded the Food for Life Bronze award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture.

Royal School Manchester is working with Food for Life to transform the School’s food culture and that of its local community, by connecting the children with climate-friendly and healthy food.

As part of the Bronze award scheme Royal School Manchester serves seasonal school meals, 75% of which are freshly prepared by experienced Catering Manager, June Turnock, and her team.

Royal School Manchester has also arranged for pupils to meet farm animals, cook and participate in food growing activities during their time at school and pupils and parents have been involved in making improvements to the School’s menu and dining experience.

The Catering Team have been working with local suppliers to introduce more local and ethically sourced foods into the menus and even more local suppliers will be introduced over the next few months.

Seashell Facilities Manager, Hannah Hill, said “We are absolutely delighted with receiving this recognition of the food culture we have at Seashell and the healthy food produced by the Catering Team.

“June and her team had to work extra hard to meet the criteria for this award, whilst also meeting the individual needs of our cohort of students which was, at times, not an easy feat.  I would like to thank June, her team, staff, students and parents who, together, have contributed to this success.”

Independent research, summarised in a new report ‘Good food for all’, reveals the success of five years of Food for Life. The evidence from three independent research studies focuses in particular on four main areas of impact: children’s health, tackling inequalities, improving education, and local enterprise and sustainability.