Stratford pupils cook up a storm in John Lewis

Pupils at Colegrave Primary School showed chefs at a restaurant in John Lewis Stratford City a thing or two when they helped them make a healthy breakfast.

The children spent a morning in the kitchen of The Place to Eat to celebrate the 100th free breakfast served at their school thanks to a generous donation from the department store to the Magic Breakfast charity.

Assistant headteacher, Jimmy Demetriou, said the children had a “great time”, adding that the contribution was “making a difference in the lives of our students”.

Magic Breakfast works to deliver free, healthy food to primary schools where more than 50 per cent of the children qualify for free school meals to ensure they get the nutrition they need to focus in the classroom.

Founder Carmel McConnell said: “We support 200 schools across the country, with another 80 on our waiting list, desperately in need of our support.

“By working with companies like John Lewis we are not only able to continue to provide essential food aid to schools and reach even more who need our support, but are also able to show the importance of a healthy breakfast and diet through these events.”

John Lewis Stratford City gave �15,000 to provide pupils at the Stratford school with breakfast for the next five years.

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Managing director Noel Saunders said: “We’ve developed a great relationship with Colegrave Primary ever since they cut our opening ceremony ribbon in September.

“Providing children with a nutritious breakfast is essential to make sure they have a good, productive day at school and we are proud that our contribution is making a real difference to local children.”