Palmer & Howells, the catering service for independent schools nationwide, run the annual “Festival of Food” competition and Kitebrook Preparatory School stopped at South Africa for their entry with the whole school joining in. Each year, it is always a difficult decision for the guest judges to decide on a winner and this year was no different with Kitebrook facing stiff competition. In the end, Kitebrook was announced as the winner of this year’s Festival of Food due to the enthusiasm shown and the engagement of the whole school.
On the day of the competition, the judges were welcomed to the school by an impressive African display of tribal spears and shields that had been made by the boarders, and classrooms were decorated with art and flags designed by delighted children. Year 7 pupils had been busy writing poetry which was also on display. Other classes were learning to make beaded jewellery, headwear and playing traditional music on authentic instruments. The judges were impressed how much the school had really embraced the competition and the judges were not disappointed by the African themed lunch. On offer were Borerewors, a tasty beef sausage, with a colourful platter of fresh fruits and desserts such as Malktert and Melva. Staff and children were very excited to try a little bit of everything and after lunch all were treated to a South African song which everyone had the opportunity to sing along to. Children had learned all about Africa in their lessons during the week and had also been taught some Swahili phrases.
Commenting on the event James Wronsky from Palmer and Howells said:
“Thank you or should I say, “Asante” to Lesley Handy and her fantastic team at Kitebrook who made the day a very enjoyable and educational day. Well done, and many congratulations on your win!”.
The winning trophy and certificate will be on display in the foyer at Kitebrook Preparatory School.