Fishop’s Waltham!

Junior school children in Bishop’s Waltham will get a taste of the sea on Friday 13 June when they come face-to-face with an assortment of fish in a workshop supported by Billingsgate Seafood School as part of an outreach project in Hampshire.

The workshop, run by local home economist Davina Tibbetts, will introduce children to the sight, touch, smell and taste of several different fish varieties, and will also involve a demonstration by Bishop’s Waltham fishmonger Peter Atkinson.

Once the children have decided on their favourite fish, their next job will be to combine it with salad leaves from local greengrocer, Hylands, and herbs from their own school allotment to come up with a summer salad recipe. The best recipes will then appear on menus at local Bishop’s Waltham restaurants, with a proportion of the proceeds going back to the school to develop their allotment for next year.

The workshop and salad competition forms part of a larger food week to take place in the town during July. Bishop’s Waltham: Come Dine with Us will comprise a series of food-related events, ranging from chocolate-tasting, to cookery demonstrations and an afternoon tea inspired by Bishop’s Waltham Infant School children’s drawings.

More details can be found in the coming weeks on