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School Lunches & Our Kitchen

The kitchen at Mandeville Primary School is dedicated to providing the best quality and most tasty food; drawing from a wide range of world cuisines. We create thoughtfully balanced menus, changing termly to reflect the changes in seasons and produce.

One of the first things we wanted to tackle when our mealtime over-haul started was really encouraging a happy and fun sharing feeling in the dining hall. Teachers volunteer to spend mealtimes in the hall, encouraging students to try new things and have fun at lunch time.

We are very excited to have The Hackney School of Food right next to the school site. This new, ambitious project  is now  up and running ( www.hackneyschooloffood.com) and offers our pupils (and members of the local community) the opportunity to learn about, understand and  appreciate how food grows and where it comes from!  All children at Mandeville will take part in planting, growing and harvesting food in the Hackney School of Food gardens and children are taught Health Eating and Cooking lessons in small groups throughout the year, making links to the produce from the productive gardens wherever possible.