Due to the work going on with our astroturf, Laurel Bakery will be temporarily moving. We will be beside the blue shed on the main playground for the weeks: 19th May and 26th May.
This is Laurel Bakery and we are trying to save food from ending up in landfill. We are working with The School and Family Works and Crissy Weller from the Real Junk Food Project, who are located in Twickenham, to give food to the community for a small donation. The RJFP has saved 3.5 tonnes of food - every week, we save around 40kg. The money raised will be used for the upkeep of the stall, and will be donated to the charity.
Every Wednesday, we open our stall to the community at 3:15pm. You can find us at "Laurel's Secret Garden", which is between the Upper Phase gate and the staff car park on Victoria Road.
All we ask for is a donation of at least 20p.
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Food saved: 45kg
Customers served: 37
This was the best week for customers served so far! We loved seeing so many people and enjoying the warm weather. It was a great way to start the new term!
Thank you to everyone who visited!
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Food saved: 35kg
Customers served: 43
We reached a new record number of customers, despite the cold and damp weather. It must have been down to the yummy tins of soup that were donated to us! The weather didn't dampen our spirits though, and we had lots of fun, as always.
Thank you to everyone who came along to keep us feeling cheerful!
Wednesday 5th May 2021
Food saved: 6x crates (est. 60kg)
Customers served: 73
For the third week in a row, we have reached a new record number of customers! Thank you to everyone who visited this week. Despite a drizzly start, the weather was on our side and we managed to stay dry. Someone very generously donated £10 - thank you very much!
We really enjoyed doing the bread stall today - see you all next week!
Wednesday 12th May 2021
Food saved: 6x crates
Customers served: 71
It was a nice sunny afternoon. We saw some new faces, as well as some regulars. For the first time, we got some eggs, which were really popular and flew away! We didn't quite manage to set a new record of customers, but we hope to do that next week! Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us.
Wednesday 19th May 2021
Customers Served: 74
Food Saved: 6x crates
We relocated this week! The weather was not on our side, but our customers certainly were! We served a new record number of customers, with around 74 people visiting (but we did lose count!). Next week, you will find us in the same place (next to the blue shed). Let's hope for better weather next week. Thank you to everyone supported us today.
Food Saved: 5x crates
People Served: 74
The weather was on our side this week! We sold a whole crate of bananas to a very generous customer. We managed to gather at least 74 people, and some members of staff, although we did lose count once again as we were really enjoying ourselves! Thank you to everyone who visited and supported us.
We will see you after half term!
Food Saved: 3x crates
People Served: 43
Today it was HOT! We saw less people today but we did receive a smaller donation so nobody was left disappointed. We had a new visitor this week, Mr Robertson, who impressed us with his talent of juggling with some oranges! We can't wait to see him do this again soon!
Food Saved: 4x crates
People Served: 56
We have a gazebo*! Thank you to everyone who visited this week, including Mrs H who has become a bit of a regular at our stall.
We will be back on Wednesday 14th July for our final stall of this academic year, as Year 6 are going on a residential trip!
*Bought by Crissy Weller at The School & Family Works, who helped us fund and set up the stall. Crissy, from TRJFP, works for them too, to help other schools to build communities and tackle surplus food. Find out more here: https://theschoolandfamilyworks.co.uk/our-services/stop-food-waste-food-project/
Due to the current climate, we have tried to make our stall as safe as possible. We ask any customers to use sanitiser on the way in, we welcome customers to wear masks, and we monitor the number of people visiting at any time.
Food Saved: 3 crates
People Served: 56
This week was our last week running the bread stall.
We have enjoyed seeing new faces every week and seeing our regulars. Thank you for all of your support.
We will be handing over the Bread Stall to Cherry Class next year, who will be responsible for running our stall and continuing the legacy.
See you all again in the next academic year!