Fairfield High School introduces World Canteen!

Fairfield High School (FHS) is proud of its canteen; so much so that it has recently invested much time and effort into renaming/rebranding the space – to ‘World Canteen’ – to reflect the different cultures and ethnicities which represent ‘Team Fairfield’; this is also reflected in the variety of food on offer, created as healthily as possible.

Magic Breakfasts
FHS doesn’t just focus on breaks and lunches; it is delighted to announce that it has joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

This enables Fairfield to offer hundreds of staff and students a FREE healthy school breakfast (bagels and cereals), so that students are settled and ready to learn at the start of the school day.

Environmental Impact
It doesn’t stop there! FHS is mindful of the environment and strives to minimalise plastic in its canteen, along with its drive to use locally sourced food. Fairfield is proud of these efforts and will continue to seek ways in which to source products to reduce environmental impact. Here are some of the school’s efforts:

  • Its salad, fruit and cheese pots are all made from Vegware – plant based disposables made from renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials, and all can be composted with food waste where accepted.
  • Where possible FHS tries to support farmers using locally sourced food
  • Its eggs are free range and RSPCA Assured
  • All its fish is MSC Certified
  • Its milk is from Welsh cows, produced and bottled in Wales

Hygiene Rating
Finally, following an unannounced food inspection, Fairfield is delighted to announce it received a rating of 5, the highest possible.

Nick Lewis, Principal at FHS explains:

“This re-branding exercise has come just at the right time, with so many fantastic things happening in our Canteen. The students were astonished to come in on a dreary Monday morning to find new branding, new wood-effect panelling and new tables/benches. It’s certainly turned their dining experience around! The next student-led design project is an outside pod to serve sandwiches, snacks and salads, so we look forward to revealing this creativity soon.”

For those that haven’t visited yet, they’re very welcome. There are plenty of opportunities at forthcoming events, including our School Production & Summer Gala… please visit www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk regularly for updates.