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A tasty initiative at Wisbech Grammar School has won star billing in the winter newsletter of a national food organisation.

The work spearheaded by the school’s head of food and nutrition, Mrs Alison Sloan, has been splashed across the front page of the latest news round-up from Taste Real Food, a non-profit making body set up to promote local food and cooking.

The first event of the year to be highlighted in the publication is the launch of the new local branch, Taste Real Food Fenland, which was staged in the stylish surroundings of the National Trust property, Peckover House.

Mrs Sloan is described as “a food teacher at the school with a passion for good locally sourced food and an impressive professional background in the organization of educational food events”.

The contribution of the team from Wisbech Grammar School to the Ludlow Food Festival is also singled out for praise: “Our stand was primarily looked after this year by an enthusiastic and competent team of sixth formers from Wisbech Grammar School who went down a storm!”

Mrs Sloan said: “We have been involved in some fantastic food events, creating delicious dishes with local ingredients, but also becoming involved nationally, forming links with Sheffield Hallam University.”

Some of the mouth-watering events lined up for the coming year include a beer and puddings evening at Elgood’s Brewery and a grow your own evening in the spring.