School’s new equipment courtesy of Rotary Club is icing on the cake

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Head of Food Technology, Abi Coulter is pictured holding the cheque with two members of The Rotary Club of Bedford.

A new high-tech food room has been installed at Castle Newnham School thanks to the generosity of The Rotary Club of Bedford.

The club donated £1640 towards funding a refurbishment of the room, to improve the quality of equipment and the facilities.

Dr Tony Barber of the Rotary Club said: “We have been supporting ‘Hospitality & Catering’ at Castle Newnham for three years and have seen first-hand how popular cooking is at Castle Newnham. 

“We were very impressed by the quality of food that young pupils were producing in a very basic, outdated classroom.  We were delighted to be able to help to upgrade the room and equipment and are sure that the pupils will enjoy cooking in it.”

“We are extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of Bedford”, said Principal Ruth Wilkes. 

“With the money, we were also able to purchase a commercial dishwasher, meaning we can clean equipment in between lessons in three minutes. 

“A valuable piece of equipment that will benefit pupils for years to come.”

The school is hoping to run the Young Chef competition with year 10 pupils again in April which is funded and organised by the Rotary Club of Bedford.