This term Writhlington Sixth Form students hosted their first ever Disco Soup event.
Organised and led by Year 12 student, Tallulah Bishop, Writhlington Sixth Form took part in a new global movement “Disco Soup”, which aims to inspire action against food waste. Each Disco Soup event sees hundreds of kilos of unused vegetables taken from markets, bakeries, farms and restaurants to be recycled. The produce is then turned into a huge soup free of charge for all of the attending customers at a disco, with any surplus soup going to charities.
Over 70 students from Year 7-13 had the chance to talk to Feedback Waste Warriors about global food production.
Tallulah Bishop commented,
‘We used strawberries, bananas, onions, carrots and potatoes destined for the bin to make a delicious feast. 10kg of leeks travelled all the way from Kent where they had been gleaned by the Feedback team. I am really proud of all the students that took part, they have made a real difference for our local community.’
Farmers are sometimes left with unwanted crops that the supermarkets won’t take if they are misshapen or if there is a glut. This is where the volunteers come in and harvest the fields.
Following all of the hard work and preparation , students enjoyed live music, quizzes and delicious food and the leftover curry was delivered to a homeless charity in Bristol to feed 80 residents.
Head Teacher, Mark Everett commented:
‘ I am always very proud when students step forward and organise events like these. Providing an opportunity to educate their peers and also providing a wonderful service to the community is commendable. We hope to see many more events like this in the future.’