Bonbeach Primary School celebrated Jamie Oliver’s Global Food Revolution Day with the help of teachers, students, mums, dads & grandmas who all got on board and made this day a huge success!
Food Revolution Day Ambassador, Maddie from ‘Kids Say Yum’ helped school organisers, Sharon King, Amy Dowling and Jade Kavanagh, prepare the school for a day of fresh eating and healthy food awareness. Posters were made, dream sandwiches were created, salad sprouts were grown, hummus was made and ingredients were collected from their school vegetable patch.
On Friday the 14th May, students made Jamie Oliver’s Smash It Sandwich alongside thousands of other students across Australia. The global event was created by Jamie Oliver to help fight child obesity across the world and make healthy eating nutritious and compulsory in every school across the world.
Students watched Jamie Oliver on their classroom white screens simultaneously in every class as they made a wholegrain roll and filled it with fresh food, smashing of the ingredients with a rolling pin was one of the highlights by most students.
Local MP Sonya Kilkenny, Cr David Eden and Georgina Oxley visited the school and were thrilled by the excitement and the buzz around the whole school as they toured every classroom and then made their own ‘Smash It Sandwich’ with the junior grades.
‘I don’t like brown bread but it was filled with yummy stuff and now I love it’ – Nina 9yrs.
‘I got to smash my filling with a rolling pin it made it taste so good’ Ned 7yrs
‘I thought I hated radish, but now I love it!” – Oliver 6 yrs
Amy and Jade hope to put healthy eating on a permanent menu in the school and if the results of Fridays Food Revolution Day was anything to go by they are surly going to make it happen. The pair of volunteer mums made sure that every child had access to fresh whole food on the day with students with allergies catered for. To keep the healthy eating momentum going, the pair are now organising a Pumpkin Drive to help raise needed funds to build a kitchen classroom.
Special thanks to Bakers Delight in Chelsea who sponsored Bonbeach PS by providing wholegrain rolls and Maddie Race, Food Revolution Day Ambassador from www.kidssayyum.com.au
“If you can help me get millions of people to sign this petition, we can create a movement powerful enough to force all G20 governments to take action.” Jamie Oliver
You can find out more about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, sign the petition and help make a worldwide change for health at www.change.org