Leeds Schools Hang Hats On Healthy Eating

2017-06-12

Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS), the Leeds based property investment and development company, has partnered with an array of local charities and companies to host a competition for the British Nutrition Foundation’s 2017 Healthy Eating Week (12th to 16th of June).

Child Friendly Leeds, BAM Construction, GMI Construction, Paxman Landscape and a number of local Leeds schools have joined up with TCS to create a competition where primary school children can grow a variety of fruits and vegetables in builders’ hard hats. The finished hats will be used as hanging baskets to decorate their schools and for the children to keep diaries recording the progress of their crops.

The aim of the competition is to help teach school children about the benefits of fresh produce and healthy eating, as well as the dangers to health of a diet rich in sugar and saturated fats.

The class that produces the best harvest and keeps the most detailed diary will be treated to lunch at the new Marco Pierre White restaurant on Wade Lane. The head chef will also give a demonstration to the children of how to cook delicious, healthy meals.

Charlotte-Daisy Ziff, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at TCS, said: “Childhood obesity is on the rise in the UK and at TCS we know how important it is to support our local community and help educate children about this from an early age. The response from the children has been terrific and, you never know, the next Marco Pierre White may emerge out of this competition!”.

Twenty schools have taken part, making a total of 30 different year-five classes involved in the competition overall. The winning class will be announced in the first week of July.