Students starting at a new technically-oriented college next month will have their brains powered by locally produced food.
Buckinghamshire University Technical College (UTC), in Oxford Road, Aylesbury, has appointed Booker Park School in Aylesbury its school meals provider.
Booker Park School currently supply lunches to 56 schools in Bucks from eight school kitchen hubs.
Christine Ludlow, school business director said: “All our menus are nutritionally balanced and we use locally sourced dairy, fruit and vegetables and a nearby bakery. We employ a professional chef in our recently upgraded kitchens to ensure our food is of the highest quality”.
The UTC students will also have access to their own in-house Deli run by Hardings Restaurant in Aylesbury College, whose catering students will run the service.
Getting the food intake right is a crucial element in education, says Bucks UTC Principal, Bev Flanagan. She said: “Many studies over the years have shown that hunger affects concentration and that well-nourished students do better at school. We’re making sure our students have every option to eat well.”
Buckinghamshire UTC gives 14-19 year olds the opportunity to take a full time, technically-oriented course of study specialising in either construction or IT.
The UTC brings together Buckinghamshire New University, Aylesbury College and major local employers like Taylor Wimpey, Cisco, Esri UK and McAfee in partnership, offering students skills and motivational, work-related learning experience to improve their employability within the construction and IT sectors.