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Costcutter teams up with Charles Dickens Primary School for healthy eating initiative

Members of the enterprise club at Charles Dickens Primary School helped to organise an event to promote healthy eating at the Costcutter store in Southwark Bridge Road on Friday.

Costcutter teams up with Charles Dickens Primary School for healthy eating initiative
Pupils from Charles Dickens Primary School with teachers and staff from Sunstar Group, including operations manager Syed Husain
Costcutter teams up with Charles Dickens Primary School for healthy eating initiative
The store is displaying some of the 'fruit mobiles' created by pupils

Sunstar Group, which owns 22 Costcutter stores in London, is taking part in the Government's Change4Life movement to promote healthy eating.

All of the participating stores will sell a wider range of fruit and vegetables and prominently display the produce using Change4Life branding.

Past Mayor of Southwark Cllr Eliza Mann joined pupils, parents and staff from Charles Dickens Primary School at the Southwark Bridge Road store on Friday.

She presented certificates to the winners of the school's fruit mobile competition. Pupils had made vehicles and flying machines from fruit which were then put to the test on a ramp or zip wire.

The school's choir also sang their Eco Code song and "Hey, hey, that's five a day".

"Promoting the 5-a-day message is a good thing, but we also need to make it easier for people to actually buy fruit and vegetables locally," says operations manager Syed Husain.

"We are proud to have been the first Costcutter stores in London over 22 years ago and believe in building strong links with our local schools.

"We will be looking at other ways in which we can support our partner school over the coming months."


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