Bicester’s BRITA helps kids learn more about their food

Contributed.''BRITA has joined with the Kids' Cookery School charity for a new food education campaign.
Contributed.''BRITA has joined with the Kids' Cookery School charity for a new food education campaign.

Bicester water filter firm BRITA has joined with the Kids’ Cookery School charity to help put food studies back on the menu.

The Granville Way-based manufacturer aims to fund classes at schools in the Bicester area in response to cookery being cut from the national curriculum.

BRITA has joined with the London-based Kids’ Cookery School (KCS), which teaches kids to make healthy and informed decisions about food and drink.

BRITA spokesman Sarah Taylor said: “We’re excited to bring this opportunity to the local community, giving children the chance to cook with their classmates, learn and have fun.

“BRITA employees will be fundraising and volunteering their time; as so many of our employees are parents with kids at local schools it’s the perfect fit for BRITA.”

The charity’s founder, Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, said: “Kids’ Cookery School has been running for 13 years in response to the gap left when cooking fell off the school curriculum.

“We’re thrilled to be working with BRITA as not only is water great for hydration it plays a vital role in healthy cooking too.”

Parents and teachers were asked to send in applications for BRITA and KCS to host a class at their school.

The Kids’ Cookery School mobile ‘KCS on Wheels’ unit allows the charity to bring the kitchen to the kids. Children will learn basic nutrition and how to prepare healthy and tasty dishes.

The deadline for entries was due to expire at the end of July, but the offer has now been extended.

Parents and teachers can contact BRITA staff on KCS@brita.co.uk for details.