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Students take over Borough Market as part of Young Marketeers programme – South London News


They didn’t make alphabet soup because that could have spelt disaster.

But students from secondary schools took over stalls at Borough Market to sell a special sustainable winter warming lunch of soup and freshly baked bread.

The schools raised £482 from their sales for The Felix Project – the equivalent of 2,892 meals for vulnerable families across the capital.

The students created the recipes themselves as part of the Young Marketeers programme run in partnership with School Food Matters.

The students, in teams of six from four London schools, learned how to make three tasty soups with the School Food Matters food teacher.

Soup Sale Borough Market 

There were also ciabatta breadmaking masterclasses at the Market’s bakers Bread Ahead. Then they went back to school to refine their recipes and plot their sales strategies.

The soups then had to undergo the Borough Market taste test to ensure quality, with school visits from interim chief executive Jane Swift and trader Amy Harrison from Le Marché Du Quartier.

The schools taking part included Lilian Baylis Technology College in Kennington and St Gabriel’s College in Lambeth.

The Winter Sale was held as part of Borough Market and School Food Matters’ Young Marketeers programme.

Now in its 10th year, the programme teaches students about how to avoid food waste, eat seasonally and develop their cookery skills.

Pictured: Soup Sale Borough Market 2020 – Pupils from St Pauls Way