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Top Bristol chef visits local school for breakfast

A Knowle West primary school played host to one of Bristol’s top chefs today (Wednesday) as part of FareShare South West’s Big Breakfast Week.

Oasis Academy Connaught welcomed Head Chef of the Kensington Arms in Redland, Luke Hawkins, who ran a smoothie-making workshop.

The Big Breakfast Week aims to raise awareness of the need for additional food provision in schools.

According to a review about food poverty in Bristol by the 5K Partnership (2014), one in four children in Bristol are at risk of hunger.

Pupils helped the chef by chopping up fruit – and were able to taste ingredients throughout the session, as well as drink the delicious smoothies created.

The smoothie-making workshop was part of the children’s regular Breakfast Club which is run by Magic Breakfast. – a UK registered charity dedicated to ensuring every child starts their school day with the right food as fuel for learning.

Luke said: “Working with FareShare South West to raise awareness of food poverty has been great. It’s such an important cause. It’s been fantastic to see all the children get involved and enjoy learning about healthy breakfasts.”

Principal of Oasis Academy Connaught, George Fraser, said: “It’s been fantastic to have such a talented chef in our school. The children really enjoyed seeing all the wonderful ingredients going into making the smoothies.  We wholeheartedly support FareShare South West’s aim to end child food poverty across the city…”