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MP Edward Timpson enjoys school meal at St Joseph's Primary

10th Dec 2020 - 09:12
Eddisbury MP and former Minister of State for Children and Families, Edward Timpson CBE, visited his local school St Joseph’s Primary alongside LACA—The School Food People to thank the catering team at Edsential who fed children throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Edsential is a community interest company owned by Cheshire West, Chester Council and Wirral Council that provides services to the education sector.

Timpson, Member of Parliament for Eddisbury, said: “It was brilliant to see first-hand the efforts made by headteacher Ms Gum and her team in making sure that they can continue to provide all of their children with a rounded education during these hugely challenging times. 

“It was also lovely to meet so many happy children and committed staff, not least the kitchen team of Corryne, Linda and Wendy, who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic. Well done to all!”

During the visit Timpson joined students in enjoying a hot and healthy school meal in a Covid-secure environment, and was able to present the catering team with a certificate to recognise all of their work in continuing to feed pupils during these challenging times.

Stephen Forster, national chair of LACA, added: “It was great to see St Joseph’s catering staff recognised by Edward Timpson today. I know that across the country school catering staff have been working flat-out to make sure children are fed—especially the most vulnerable.

“That is why LACA—The School Food People have been working since the start of the pandemic to make sure that school catering staff are protected and recognised for all their hard work.”

Written by
Edward Waddell