On Friday 15 May, some of our pupils will be taking part in a cooking lesson hosted by Jamie Oliver to celebrate Food Revolution Day. Food Revolution Day is Jamie’s global day of action to fight for food education and get children excited about cooking. It’s about celebrating the importance of cooking good food from scratch and raising awareness of how it impacts our health and happiness.
Since 2005, Jamie Oliver has been the world’s most recognised campaigner for healthy school meals and food education. In 2010, he was awarded the TED prize after he called for a global food revolution to “teach every child about food”. Now the revolution is in full swing, reaching millions of people every year. In 2014, Food Revolution Day saw more than 10,000 events occur across 121 countries, and the message reached over 1 billion people on Twitter alone. Worldwide, more than 250,000 children tuned in to watch and join in with Jamie’s live cooking lesson, during which they made delicious rainbow salad wraps. This year, we’ve signed up to be part of the fun.