Wigan Athletic link up with National School Meals Week.
As part of National School Meals Week, Wigan Athletic have linked up with the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), giving local primary school caterers the opportunity to cook for the club’s Under 18s.
Across the country this week, well-known sports clubs, restaurants and hotels are linking with their local primary schools, to show off menus that school children eat from and to prove that school dinners are far from bland and boring.
Caterers from two Wigan primary school’s – Orrell Newfold and Britannia Bridge – won a local competition to come and cook for the club as part of the initiative.
A lunchtime menu of Moroccan Chicken and couscos, followed by Bramley Apple Pancakes with toffee sauce and crème fraiche, was served to the Under 18s. The main aim of the event was to prove that school dinners are healthy and good enough to be eaten by anyone and everyone.
Adrian Purzycki said: ‘The chicken’s really tasty, it’s full of flavour. Today’s lunch has shown off the great quality meals that children in Wigan are being provided with at school.’
Angela McEwan of Wigan Council helped to arrange the event at the DW Stadium. She said:
‘When we created this menu we wanted to make something that would excite and appeal to school children, as well as taste great. The Wigan Athletic players have all said that they’ve really enjoyed the food today, so it will be brilliant being able to tell the children in Wigan school’s that lunch has the Latics seal of approval!’