Earlier this month the children were invited to a very VIP event at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The event called ‘Step Up To The Plate’ was organised by the V&A, WRAP and the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs, as their event press release describes:
Slashing food waste: Major players urged to ‘Step up to the Plate’
The government calls on nearly 300 organisations and individuals to pledge to significantly cut food waste ahead of a major gathering of key players.
It was a day of talks and exciting events with some really exciting food businesses to inspire collaboration and action against food waste, with Ben Elliot leading the way in his new role as the government’s Food Surplus and Waste Champion.
The event was in the midst of SATS week so we took along our younger Bubble & Squeakers to pitch at the event, alongside Elly on stage and Lydia in the audience (confidently pressing the slides).
The children did themselves proud and it was great to reflect on how far we have come. It was an adrenaline inducing journey with us jumping on the tube at East Acton just after school and onto the stage at V&A in South Kensington at exactly 4 PM!
The feedback we had was great and its brilliant our children had a chance to get their voices heard amongst the big players (and why shouldn’t they?!).
We then got our own private view of the new exhibition of FOOD: Bigger than the plate. The exhibition was brilliant and great to see our friends at OpenCell Shepherds Bush involvement in it.
Thank you so much to the team at DEFRA for the invitation, what an opportunity for our food waste warriors!