Whirlpool UK Appliances, the home of Hotpoint, has announced the winners of its ‘Moments Not To Be Wasted’ competition. Moments Not To Be Wasted is an initiative that aims to educate children and their families on sustainable and ethical food consumption. The project concluded with a competition, which saw Atelier 21 Future School in West Sussex, Colindale Primary School in London and Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Manchester crowned joint winners.
The latest phase of Whirlpool UK’s Moments Not To Be Wasted project, which launched in October 2021, was designed to provide primary schools with the tools to inspire children and their families to develop their relationships with food, including raising their awareness of food selection, preservation and consumption. Tailored towards children aged between six and 11 years old and their families, participating schools were invited to access a range of educational materials, including activities, games, teaching resources and much more.
At the end of the project, schools were invited to enter the Talent Kitchen contest, in which entrants were asked to share their ideas for a sustainable diet. Atelier 21 Future School, Colindale Primary School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School have been crowned joint winners of the contest, each receiving £1,000 worth of kitchen appliances for their school.
Ian Moverley, communications director for Whirlpool UK Appliances, said: “We were particularly impressed with the submissions received from the three winning schools, as they indicated that the children had developed clear knowledge and understanding during their time engaging with the project, in addition to demonstrating a wealth of imagination and creativity too. We are incredibly proud that, since establishing the Moments Not To Be Wasted project in 2020, over 600 primary schools have been involved, and we even offered virtual lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that children didn’t miss out.”