|Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight at Graveney School|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:41|
Sadiq celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight with Graveney School students
On Thursday 10th March, Graveney School held a ‘Fairtrade Masterchef’ competition for pupils during their lunchtime. Organised by Year Twelve student Izzy Morse, all entrants had 30 minutes to create a dish of their choosing which used at least two Fairtrade ingredients. There were so many entry applications from Year 7 and Year 8 students that names had to be drawn out of a hat to keep the competition down to one kitchen!
Local MP, Sadiq Khan, was the guest judge and sampled a range of dishes before deciding that the joint winners were Jack Grint for his ‘Chicken Kebabs with Stir-Fry Vegetables’ and Francesca Morton & Cassey Mallon for their ‘Thai Red Curry’.
Sadiq Khan MP said: “Graveney School’s Fairtrade Masterchef competition was great fun. The students were really inspired with their recipe choices, and the range of dishes made shows that supporting Fairtrade does not limit you when it comes to making tasty meals.”
“In the end I tasted about 20 dishes, and marked them on their Appearance, Smell, Texture and Taste. There was an incredibly high standard, but two dishes had equal top scores. Jack and Francesca & Cassey are all incredibly good chefs.”
Izzy Morse said: “'Fairtrade is a brilliant organisation which stands for justice and equality in our trade system, and it was incredible to see the school and our local MP to promote this.”
“It was great to do something fun and show that you can cook good food with fairly traded produce whilst increasing the wellbeing of the farmers and the communities who work so hard to make the ingredients we consume.”
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