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Students at Heath Park were the lucky recipients of Alaska salmon to upskill their fish cookery

In a national first, Food & cookery students at Heath Park were the lucky recipients of wild Alaska pink salmon to use in their classrooms, in a bid to improve their fish cookery skills.

The initiative is part of The Fish in Schools Hero programme which is run by the Food Teachers Centre, in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Together they have delivered an unprecedented 20,000 fillets of wild Alaska salmon to schools for cookery students to prepare up and down the country.

The programme aims to ensure that every child gets a chance to prepare, cook and eat fish before they leave school.

Students have been learning about sustainability and nutrition as well as developing delicious dishes with the Alaska salmon in their practical classes.

Students have had an opportunity to complete the online Alaska seafood training course which is a deep dive into the Alaskan fishing industry and the different species available from Alaska.