Pupils celebrate 10th birthday with Daisy - (Photos)

Contributed by editor on Jan 31, 2009 - 12:00 AM

Children at Whitfield and Aspen School in Whitfield, Dover,
supported local farmers at a special event celebrating Farmhouse
Breakfast Week’s tenth birthday on Wednesday (28 January).

Thomas Nunn, 10, and Daisy the cow

The Whitfield and Aspen School breakfast club learned how to milk a
cow with the help of ‘Daisy’ an artificial milking cow, brought by
Rosemary Plommer – a local farmer and former Governor of the school
– before enjoying a great Kentish breakfast including tasty produce
from local farmers.


SNAP Breakfast

School children and their parents were encouraged to come along and
enjoy free eggs, cheese, ham, sausages, milk, toast, jams and honey
from local producers including Goodchild Bakery, Whitfield Farmers
Market, Joan Miller in West Langdon and Jon Goss in Whitfield.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is an annual campaign that emphasises the
importance of eating a healthy breakfast every day, organised by the
Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA). The South East Food Group
Partnership is supporting the campaign by funding breakfast events
at schools across the South East all week, promoting local

Thomas Nunn, 10, Masie Richardson, 6,
Florence Wright,  9, and Rosemary Plommer

Said Henriette Reinders, Director of the South East Food Group
Partnership: “Think Breakfast is the theme of this year's
celebration to encourage everyone to wake up to breakfast as part of
a healthy balanced diet and active lifestyle.

“We will also be educating children about where their food comes
from and promoting our wonderful local producers across the region.”