PUPILS from schools across North Yorkshire had a great time when they got together to mark the end of the two-year Food for Life project in the county.

Food for Life is a Soil Association national initiative and its aim is to encourage pupils to make good food a central part of the school day. Key elements include providing healthy meals and good food education, as well as increasing pupil understanding of where their food comes from with farm visits and practical cooking and growing.

At the celebration event at Allerton Court Hotel in Northallerton pupils took part in four food and physical activity themed workshops.

Applegarth primary, Romanby primary, and Trinity Academy Richmond have all gained Bronze Food for Life Awards and were presented with their certificates with the help of Herbie, the county's healthy-eating mascot

The latest schools to achieve their Bronze award join another 11 from across the county who have already earned their awards during the first year of the project.

The executive member for the Children and Young People's Service, County Councillor Janet Sanderson, said: “Food for Life enables pupils to learn about the origin of their food and why eating good food, along with having an active lifestyle, really matters.”