The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure
Ingrams pupils enjoy an exciting presentation by intrepid adventurer Max MacGillivray.
Ingrams pupils recently enjoyed an exciting presentation by intrepid adventurer Max MacGillivray. Max travelled more than 12,000 miles across 18 countries from London to Cape Town on his trusty Triumph motorcycle, during 'The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure'. Together with dairy specialist Gareth Jones, they visited 48 fresh produce farmers - recording their journey with the aim of educating children about the health benefits of eating fresh food.
In recognition of his efforts, Max recently received the Points of Light award from Prime Minister Theresa May. The accolade recognises outstanding individual volunteers. In a letter to Max, Mrs May said: “Through The Great Fruit Adventure, you are inspiring thousands of children to learn about the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables, helping them to develop healthier attitudes to eating.”
Max said he was ‘honoured’ to receive the award. “Seeing the ongoing issue of childhood obesity in the UK and internationally we knew we had to do something proactive to make a difference,” he said. “Kids need to be educated in a fun and informed manner about making healthy eating choices and why they should eat more fantastic fresh produce."
Find out more about The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure.