We have embraced ‘Veganuary’ this month, with the introduction of a range of new vegan options for pupils and staff in our dining hall.

Veganuary is an annual event that encourages non-vegans to adopt a vegan diet during the month of January.

We decided to celebrate the month with the addition of more vegan dishes to the array of food already on offer to our pupils and staff.

Tempting options include sweet potato curry, butternut squash and sun-dried tomato bake, and vegan cottage pie and enchiladas. The puddings have had a revamp too, with the addition of vegan crumbles and brownies, topped with vegan ice cream.

“We are very lucky to have a fantastic catering team, who produce delicious, balanced meals day in, day out – and they have excelled themselves this month; producing several creative new vegan dishes to add to our existing vegan selection.

We are an outward-looking school, so we’re pleased to be able to share in this global annual event, as well as embracing the health and environmental benefits which can come from a more plant-based diet. Pupils have really enjoyed exploring some new flavours and several dishes have proved extremely popular – the brownies in particular.” Andrew McCleave, Headmaster

Veganuary has become a global phenomenon since its inception in 2014. Last year some 250,000 people pledged to eat vegan for the month of January and 2020 is expected to be even bigger as the plant-based food movement continues to gather pace.