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Carmarthenshire pupils pick the menu

Primary schools across Carmarthenshire have been taking part in a competition to create a meal that is inspired by their local area, using produce taken from their school gardens or local suppliers of ingredients to create their final dish.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition, Ysgol Bro Banw from Ammanford, and Ysgol Llangennech in Llanelli. The schools were invited to Wrights Food Emporium in Llanarthne and given the opportunity to prepare and serve their locally inspired menu for guests.

The competition has been led by Carmarthenshire County Council, in partnership with University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids and supported by Cook 24, a gateway to food skills programme that is led by Coleg Sir Gâr but delivered by industry professionals, for more information on Cook 24, please visit the website.

Cllr. Ann Davies, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Rural Affairs, Community Cohesion and Planning Policy said:

It is important that we teach school children the importance of using local ingredients in their meals Thank you to the partners and Wrights Food Emporium for supporting Bwydlen Ein Bro. Well done to all the children involved”.

The competition ties in with Carmarthenshire County Council’s wider environmental policies, for more information about what Carmarthenshire County Council is doing to combat climate change, please visit our website.

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The competition comes on the last day of COP28 , where world leaders have gathered in the United Arab Emirates to discuss climate change. More than 130 world leaders have endorsed a range of food systems and agriculture initiative that will act as a central pillar to their climate ambitions. For more information on COP28, please visit their website.

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