Food from around the globe is served up for students

Students at The Regis School enjoy tasting the food from around the world
Students at The Regis School enjoy tasting the food from around the world

FOOD from more than 30 countries formed a United Nations-style menu at a Bognor Regis school.

The food tastings were part of the diversity awareness week at The Regis School. The event was held to celebrate the 30-plus nationalities of its staff and students.

They were lucky enough to taste samples from a number of countries represented by the school community.

South African, Greek, Indian, Polish and French delicacies were cooked and served. Students had the chance to try homemade Ugandan sweets to celebrate the school’s links with its partner school in the country.

The fun was continued in the Pheonix Centre on the campus with after-school food tastings.

Caroline Saunders, from the school, said: “While the week was a cause for celebration, it also prompted food for thought.

“Every tutor group was given just 150 grams of porridge oats, a usual amount of food for 24 hours for many children in poorer countries.

“Students were given time to reflect on how lucky we are to have abundant and varied food sources, while other young people often go hungry.”

The awareness week resulted in more than £1,500 being raised for UNICEF’s day for change.

It also featured a non-uniform day, the Weston’s Wonders talent show and a competition to guess the flags of the nations represented at the school.