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Follow Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford’s Full Time Meals initiative

29 April 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

This week, we are sharing details of ‘Full Time’ with our Sixth Form students. The initiative is spearheaded by Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United striker, who continues to raise awareness and put his weight behind the issue of child food poverty, and Tom Kerridge, celebrity chef. Together they have created 52, pocket-friendly and seriously tasty recipes that the whole family can enjoy, but also perfect for young people about to leave home and starting to cook for themselves.  These recipes are simple and easy to follow with emphasis on limited equipment and inclusion of store cupboard goods with a longer shelf life. Every Sunday morning, they will launch a new cook-along video on their Instagram page which you can follow HERE

Sally Byrom, Lead Learning Manager, said: “I am a great admirer of Marcus Rashford and the way in which he has used his public platform to bring about positive changes. He is a fantastic role model for us all. I wanted to highlight his work to our sixth form students and so was delighted when he and Tom Kerridge launched their ‘Full Time’ initiative. As well as being a brilliant idea for struggling families, I thought that our sixth formers, some of whom will soon be heading off to uni, might find the recipes and tutorials useful! Nutritious, cheap and easy meals – perfect for students everywhere!

You can enjoy the Full Time Sixth Form assembly at  Full Time

Tom and Marcus said they were inspired to join forces due to their personal experiences of growing up in single-parent households on low incomes. Among the dishes confirmed so far are fish pie, Mexican-style chicken and spaghetti Bolognese, Rashford’s favourite childhood meal.

There will also be tips on preparing lighter courses such as overnight oats and sandwiches.

Joining the duo as celebrity guests will be the likes of broadcaster Fearne Cotton and fitness guru Joe Wicks, alongside other famous faces from the worlds of sport, music and television. Rashford, a self-confessed novice in the kitchen, will take part in around 20 of the video “how-to” sessions.

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