Broadland pupils create menu fit for a Royal Wedding

Hevingham Primary Royal Wedding medals

Published: Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Pupils at Hevingham Primary School were presented with commemorative medals today (Wednesday 9 May) for creating a special three-course menu that will be enjoyed by around 60 older and vulnerable people in Hevingham during an upcoming Royal Wedding celebration.

The children competed to have dishes they came up with chosen for the celebratory 'Big Royal Lunch', which will take place at Hevingham Village Hall on 30 May and is being supported by a community grant from Broadland District Council.

Organised by Hevingham Parish Council and Hevingham Laurel Club, the event will serve guests the winning menu which was today revealed as tomato soup, roast beef and Eaton mess. 

Hevingham Parish Councillors Paul Carrick, Anthea Coldham and Anita Ramsbottom presented medals - provided by the parish council - to the children in a ceremony held at Hevingham Primary School this afternoon.

Vice Chairman of Hevingham Parish Council and Broadland District Councillor Paul Carrick said: “We’re delighted to support Hevingham Laurel Club’s ‘Big Royal Lunch’ with a Broadland District Council community grant.

"Events like this are important for the health and wellbeing of people in our communities, and it’s fantastic to see local children getting involved in organising a special get together for older people in their village. I’d like to thank all of the children for taking part and I’m sure everyone who comes together to enjoy the menu they created will really enjoy themselves.” 

Anthea Coldham, parish councillor and secretary of Hevingham Laurel Club, said: “It has been great getting the three councils, the parish, district and school council, working together. The school children are always delightful to work with and this special Big Lunch wouldn’t have been possible without Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grant.”

Sarah Lewis, Year 3 and 4 teacher, responsible for the School Council, said: “This has been a brilliant opportunity to work on a community project and has involved the whole school. The children started by looking at foods they would like to eat themselves but then really had to think about the purpose of the meal and what the people it would be served to would enjoy.”

The grant from Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants scheme will go towards the cooks’ wages and cost of providing a three-course meal for 60 people, hire of the village hall, post-lunch entertainment, and Royal Wedding-themed items such as tablecloths, napkins and decorations.

Hevingham Laurel Club is meeting the remaining costs of the event and volunteers will serve the meal on the day. 

The Broadland Community at Heart Grant scheme is run in partnership with Norfolk Community Foundation. Community-led groups in Broadland can apply for three different types of grants: capital, activities and small grants to help fund local projects. Norfolk Community Foundation manages and administers the grants scheme, with Broadland District Council deciding which projects will receive funding. For more information, please email

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