Pea soup contest for school children
SCHOOL children are being challenged to create a soup recipe that is something really special.
GIY (Grow It Yourself) has launched an inaugural competition titled 'Give Peas a Chance' aimed at fostering a spirit of food entrepreneurship in secondary schools and to discover Ireland's next young food entrepreneurs.
Secondary schools across the country are invited to take part in the competition, which combines food growing and entrepreneurship to engage and inspire students to grow their own peas and to devise a soup recipe using what they have grown to come up with a product, which food business Cully & Sully will produce.
Through this initiative growing kits will be delivered to 7,500 students across the country. The kits include everything the students need to grow peas including seeds, pots, soil and plenty of growing tips from GIY. Students are asked to pair up in order to undertake the challenge.
The winning students will be awarded a prize pot of €5,000 which includes a €3,000 food garden for their school, 2 iPads for the winning team of two students and the brand new winning soup recipe will be produced by Cully & Sully and served at the GIY Café 'GROW HQ'.
Schools and teachers can sign up to take part via http://www.cullyandsully.com/ourgarden