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Robin Hood swapped his crossbow for cutlery yesterday to join pupils at a Bestwood school for a lunch being held in his honour.

The Robin Hood School in Bestwood Park organised the Robin Hood-themed lunch as part of National School Meals Week which celebrates the hard work of school catering teams across the country.

During the meal Tim Pollard, Nottingham’s official Robin Hood, shared stories with pupils between courses and also met catering staff who worked hard to prepare the celebratory lunch.

Nottingham's official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, meets catering staff at Robin Hood School in Bestwood Park
Nottingham’s official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, meets catering staff at Robin Hood School in Bestwood Park

Nottingham City Council, who organised the event, has been working in conjunction with The Soil Association’s Food for Life Programme to make schools and families aware of the importance of school meals across the city.

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Local Food for Life Programme Manager Kate Shaw said: “It has been extremely encouraging to work with Nottingham City Council during National School Meals Week to promote school meals and the important role that they play in schools across the city.”

Councillor Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “The quality and source of food in our school meals is very important to us, and working with Food for Life provides us with the support to deliver the highest standards in our schools. We are looking forward to working with them further to achieve the Silver Catering Mark in our schools by the end of this year.”

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  1. Thank you for your comments Kel. Our staff work very hard to ensure that all meals are tasty and appealing to pupils so we are delighted to hear that your daughter enjoys them. It’s really important for us to get feedback so we can plan future fun activities.
    Many thanks
    Lisa Barton on behalf on Nottingham City Council Schools & Academies Catering.


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