A BROMSGROVE school has been given an award after transforming its food culture.

Aston Fields Middle School, in Drummond Way, signed up to the national school food programme, the Food for Life Partnership.

The scheme encourages schools to improve their school food, while helping pupils, teachers and parents learn about good nutrition and where their food comes from.

The Drummond Way-based school has been serving fresh, well-sourced and nutritious meals, and has been providing pupils the opportunity to cook, grow and visit farms.

Staff from the school attended the Food for Life Partnership awards, held at Villa Park on March 21.

For the school’s dedication to the programme, and the transformation of its food culture, the school received a bronze award from television presenter Katie Rushworth.

Justine Pearson, from Aston Fields Middle School, said: “Since becoming involved in the Food for Life Partnership, our school meals are about cooking real food and pupils now have a better understanding of diet and nutrition due to food education in our school.”

After the awards guests, including Aston Fields Middle School staff, enjoyed a freshly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced lunch, and also took part in a seed sowing workshop.