Cadoxton Primary School has been recognised at the Tes Awards 2021, winning the Community and Collaboration Award, with the education business stating that the school 'illustrates what "going the extra mile" means during the pandemic.'
Cadoxton Primary, which has set up a "pay as you can" shop to try and help ensure no child goes hungry, was praised by judges of the awards for its "fantastic" work at the heart of the community and its impact on other schools in the area.
As well as their shop, the school has a pupil-run "junk food cafe" to develop cooking and entrepreneurial skills by selling snacks and food that may otherwise go to waste.
Both shops have proven so popular and beneficial that the school set up the “Big Bocs Bwyd” project to support eight other schools with similar projects.
Tes Awards 2021 Judge, Sir Tim Brighouse, said:
“Cadoxton Primary School illustrated what ‘going the extra mile’ really means, whether by the allotment it runs or by its ‘pay as you can’ scheme or the many meals for those families in straitened circumstances.
“It has collaborated with eight schools to spread these ideas, as well as providing what must be inspirational places for university students training to be teachers.”
Tes is a global education business that started out in print more than 100 years ago as The Times Educational Supplement. They work with 25,000 schools in more than 100 countries.