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Birmingham children set to join Royal wedding celebrations with themed school meal days

Published: Wednesday, 09th May 2018

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Thousands of children across Birmingham will be joining in the Royal Wedding celebrations with special celebratory meals thanks to the city’s school meals provider Cityserve.

As the nation prepares to watch Prince Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle this month, 133 schools across Birmingham are getting involved with themed day menus to mark the occasion.As the nation prepares to watch Prince Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle this month, 133 schools across Birmingham are getting involved with themed day menus to mark the occasion.

From picnics to afternoon teas, fish and chip lunches and burger days complete with Union Jack boxes, the food-themed celebration will give hundreds of children the chance to join in Britain’s excitement in the days running up to the May 19th nuptials.

Cityserve - which provides 70,000 school meals across Birmingham each day - is behind the idea, set to take place on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th.The award-winning catering service’s usual health-focused options will still be available on those days alongside the special themed menus. Parents will also be able to get involved as they join children for Royal Wedding-themed afternoon teas at some schools. The total number of Cityserve schools involved would be even higher than the 133 taking part but some are unable to participate due to Ramadan.

Dale Wild, Cityserve’s Head of Service, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to put Cityserve on the map in Birmingham and across the UK for all the right reasons. Our support for the Royal Wedding Celebrations communicated through the diverse and culturally complex landscape of our children in Birmingham will no doubt unite everyone in celebrating the Royal Wedding in a way not seen before. Of course, we’ll have all our usual healthy options on offer but children at our participating schools will have the opportunity for a treat to mark such a special occasion. I am really looking forward to our schools taking part in this celebration wishing Meghan & Harry all the very best for their future together.”

Cityserve is Birmingham City Council’s multi-award winning food service division and provides around 70,000 meals every school day across the city. It scooped several high profile industry awards last year, including Best Catering Service Team for the second year running at the APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) Awards 2017 and Best Service Team in the UK at the The ‘MJ’ (Management Journal) Awards.