The Princess Royal unveiled a plaque commemorating 10 years of Three Ways School in Odd Down and enjoyed a tour of the school, including seeing healthy eating week activities, during a recent visit.

Monday afternoon saw local dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset and Chairman of Bath and NE Somerset joining HRH’s tour of the school. Classes showcased the wonderfully creative and inclusive learning which takes place at the school, including the Sensory Studio projecting images of a mouth around the walls in a lesson about taste buds, the nurture yurt full of singing about how to be safe when cooking and the food technology areas preparing healthy breakfast muffins using the schools own produce grown in the gardens.

HRH Princess Royal took time to chat to students and staff working in 3 Café Kitchen about their work experience and training and hopes for the future. Princess Anne was joined by staff from The British Nutrition Foundation to launch this year’s BNF Healthy Eating Week which is taking place this week in over 6,000 schools and nurseries throughout the UK.

This year, the BNF is celebrating the sixth birthday of its Healthy Eating Week and, while the initiative has proved popular within schools every year, the 2018 event is receiving more interest than ever from adults keen to be involved, with three times as many workplace and university registrations compared to this time last year.

BNF Healthy Eating Week aims to increase knowledge about healthy eating and wellbeing, physical activity, food provenance and cooking, by providing schools and organisations with a series of challenges to complete throughout the week, supported by activities and informative resources. The Week will follow five ‘healthy eating’ themes: Have Breakfast, 5 A DAY, Drink Plenty, Get Active and Make A Change.

Julie Dyer, Executive Headteacher at Three Ways School, said, “It was an honor to have HRH Princess Royal visiting the school. It was a lovely opportunity to show all our guests how we ensure healthy eating and wellbeing is part of everyday life at the school, and how we encourage all children to take part in growing, preparing and tasting food and teach them skills for a healthier life. It was also wonderful to celebrate 10 years of the school and how much creative, innovative and exciting work we have done in that time.”