Children encouraged to grow their own curry!
Primary schools across the UK are invited to join the British Curry Club’s campaign this month to encourage children to grow curry ingredients from seed with their gardening clubs in school.
Campaign partners Sutton Seeds have provided packets of seeds, which have already been posted out to a number of primary schools nationwide.
As a further incentive for schools to join the Grow Your Own Curry Campaign, the British Curry Club is running a growing competition. Schools need to register their involvement by June 30, 2017.
After registering, the pupils need to draw their school’s garden and then send this to the British Curry Club. Three schools will be chosen to win £200 of primary school books provided by Sweet Cherry Publishing and one child from each winning school will also win £25 of books.
The competition is not limited to the schools that have already received packs, any school can get involved by registering.
The campaign is being supported by well-known celebrity chefs Cyrus Todiwala, Anjum Anand and Hari Ghotra.
Cyrus Todiwala said: “There is no greater sensation of elation than when one plants a seed and sees it turn from a shoot to a food provider.”
For schools to register for the competition or get an entry form, they simply need to send their details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anjum Anand commented: “The campaign is a fantastic initiative to encourage children and their parents to create delicious curries together at home. Growing the seeds and spices will really help to get children involved in the scratch cooking process and highlight the flavours and benefits of cooking with fresh ingredients, as well as the fun you can have making your own meal.”
People are also being encouraged to use #GROWYOUROWNCURRY on social media to help spread the word about the campaign.
Hari Ghotra added: “I am a mum-of-two and am delighted to part of grow your own curry. I am very proud to be part of this initiative.”