Puffin Produce Supports Haverfordwest High School ‘Cook It’ Project with Blas y Tir Veg Boxes

Puffin Produce has donated healthy vegetable boxes to students at Haverfordwest High School to help towards their ‘Cook It’ project.

The ‘Cook It’ project is the result of a collaboration between staff at Haverfordwest High School and AYP Sport Pembrokeshire to help support students at home during the national lockdown.

The project began earlier this year, with a selection of students receiving the food kits to enable them to cook a nutritious meal for their family at home.  

Sport Pembrokeshire, who initiated the project, work with schools, clubs, teachers, coaches and volunteers to provide opportunities for everyone to take part in physical activity and sport.  They support the Welsh Government’s vision to create an active, healthy and inclusive population.

Rominy Colville, AYP Community Officer for Sport Pembrokeshire spoke of the donation,

“Thanks to the generosity of Puffin Produce, families in the local community have accessed fresh produce as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. “Working collaboratively across the community has helped highlight the importance of a healthy diet and regular physical activity in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.”

Puffin Produce donated a selection of Blas y Tir potatoes, leeks, cauliflowers and cabbages for the students to create a traditional Welsh cawl to help celebrate St. David’s Day at home.

Speaking of the food kits, Mrs Bev Davies, Deputy Head Teacher said,

“As well as wanting to help pupils progress in their learning, we understand that pupils’ health and well-being must take priority during such a challenging and uncertain time for us all and these projects help to address that need.”

“Staff at Haverfordwest High have been working hard to support the needs of pupils whilst home-schooling.  This includes support with internet access and online learning, providing digital devices for many pupils, alongside a focus on health and well-being during the stress and strains of lockdown and home-schooling.”

Clare Stansfield, Marketing Manager at Puffin Produce commented,

“Donating fresh produce in the run up to St. David’s Day was a really lovely way to offer local Pembrokeshire students an opportunity to create a traditional Welsh meal using home-grown produce.  Moreover, we hope it helped to brighten up students’ lives during what’s probably been a long and hard winter lockdown.”


Staff at Haverfordwest High School, George Colville, Lucy Vaughan and Tim Evans packing Blas y Tir Fresh Produce Boxes for ‘Cook It’ Project