A recipe for Olympic success

Red Lake school and the five-a-day Olympic Torch
Red Lake school and the five-a-day Olympic Torch

CHILDREN from Red Lake school celebrated the arrival of the Olympic Torch in a particularly healthy way.

Along with the Hastings-based Community Fruit and Veg Project, they created a 12-metre long Olympic Torch made entirely of vegetables on Monday (July 16).

More than 300 children helped to put together the “five-a-day Olympic Torch”.

Darren Rapley from the Community Fruit and Veg Project said: “It was named the five-a-day Olympic Torch because it contains five different coloured veg - potatoes and red onions made up the stem of he torch, and the flames were made out of cauliflowers, carrots and tomatoes.”

Afterwards, the vegetables were handed out to participating children, with recipes created by students at the two academies, to cook at home.