Young children at a local primary school have had a lesson in how to enjoy healthy eating, as they took part in a workshop to create weird and wonderful fruit smoothies.

Colleagues at Asda Stonecot hosted the event and donated a vibrant hamper containing fresh fruit and veg, a couple of smoothie blenders, and some planting seeds to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School, located just up the road from the store.

Sixty children from St. Cecilia’s took part in the workshop which included making a variety of smoothies and fruit kebabs, whilst learning about the origin of their favourite fruits and vegetables.

St. Cecilia’s KS2 teacher and leader of the workshop, Carine Megens said: “It was such a great opportunity to introduce the children to a fun and hands-on approach of getting your five-a -day. The smoothies went down a treat and we have plans to plant our vegetable seeds in the school garden for the pupils to nurture.”

The fresh ingredients donated by the store included beetroot, spinach, mango, strawberries, blackberries, carrots, bananas and red cabbage, not to mention some honey and almond milk to help bind the ingredients of the four vibrantly coloured smoothie flavours.

Andrew Marsh, store manager at Asda Stonecot, said: We’re keen to get involved with promoting healthy eating, not only on a national level through Asda’s support of Change 4 Life but on a local level too. As St. Cecilia’s Primary School is right on our doorstep we thought we would start here with some healthy and tasty relief after the treats of Easter.”

More information on the store can be found online at: www.asda.com/stonecot.