VIDEO: Kettering students have a date with royalty

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Students from Latimer Arts College have been selected to join Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall and other dignitaries at Westminster Abbey for a special Harvest celebration today.

The event, part of British Food Fortnight, is the first of its kind in the abbey’s history and Latimer Arts College students will join several other schools from across the UK to offer harvest boxes, which will then be distributed to the community by the Royal Voluntary Service.

The Year 9 food technology students preparing for their appointment with royalty

The Year 9 food technology students preparing for their appointment with royalty

Love British Food, the campaign behind British Food Fortnight, invited schools and youth organisations to take part in the unique harvest festival by creating a harvest box celebrating food produced in their part of the country.

Each harvest box will contain fruit and vegetables the students have grown themselves, food they have cooked in class, and a selection of food from local producers.

College principal Siobhan Hearne said: “We are delighted our students are able to participate in this high-profile event and give something back to the community.

“We are very proud of our achievements in food technology, which is taught across all years at the Latimer Arts College.

“We believe it is essential that our students have a positive awareness of nutrition and other practical matters relating to food as part of their learning and life skills.”

Royal Voluntary Service is a charity which supports older people and enables them to stay happy, healthy and independent.

Its 40,000 volunteers help 100,000 older people a month live the life they choose through community services such as meals on wheels, good neighbours and books on wheels.