More than two million children have taken part in Aldi, Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh programme since its launch in 2015.
With the excitement of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, and more exciting resources to come, this number is set to rise to three million by the end of 2024.
This summer, the programme challenged pupils to design a new lorry for Aldi which would inspire people across the UK to enjoy healthy and sustainable food.
After over 12,000 entries, winners across the country have been chosen, and their lorries have come to life!
The first prize winners are Joshua from Mottram C of E Primary School (pictured below, left), Victoria from Firrhill High School (below, centre), and Sara from Whitmore High School (below, right), all of whom won £1,000 for their schools, £100 Aldi vouchers, goody bags from Team GB and ParalympicsGB, and in-person school visits from Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes, accompanied by real Aldi lorries bearing their winning designs.
The competition is part of Aldi, Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s award-winning school initiative, Get Set to Eat Fresh.
Get Set to Eat Fresh encourages pupils to develop a love and curiosity about healthy and sustainable food and give them the knowledge and skills they need to cook nutritious and low-cost meals for themselves.
“Everyone was so energised”
Joshua, aged 10 from Mottram C of E Primary School, was awarded first prize in England and was visited by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Silver Medallist in weightlifting, Emily Campbell to share the good news.
Joshua’s teaching assistant and Eco team leader, Michelle Craik, tells us about the experience:
“Josh was over the moon and Emily’s appearance was such a brilliant start to the day. Everyone was so energised.
Her talk inspired a discussion on aspirations and what the children want to achieve as well as the dedication needed to realise their dreams.
We will be asking the children at school to help choose how we spend the £1000 prize money.
The Eco Team have already thought of getting some more plants or fruit trees for the allotment. They have begun to harvest fruits and vegetables, so it would be ideal to build on this.
Josh told his class he’s also won a £100 Aldi voucher, and he decided to allocate £20 to buying fun things for his friends with it.
Later in the year, along with Josh’s teacher, Nicole Brocklehurst, we will be covering ‘How amazing is your body’. We will look at healthy eating with our pupils and the importance of a balanced diet, so we’ll definitely be using the Get Set to Eat Fresh resources in that lesson.
I can also see how we’ll be able to incorporate them in our PSHE curriculum and even our Design and Technology classes.”
Find out more about the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme and get involved at www.getseteatfresh.co.uk.