Kilham Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Pigeon Peas!

On Thursday, 16th November, we had a special assembly with some special visitors! John Eckersley, our Christian Aid contact who regularly takes Collective Worship, came into school, as did Dave and Marcus from the company, ‘Maviga’, who are involved with supplying the ’pigeon pea’ crop to Malawi—which we raised funds for at our Harvest Service. This was a lovely occasion for the children—who all got to taste a dahl made using peas, made by Jake and William’s mum, Sophie.




The dahl contained the following ingredients: Pigeon peas, lentils, spring onions, tomatoes, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, ginger, salt, poppy seeds.

Dave and Marcus showed us a film of a school in Malawi which used the ‘pigeon pea’ crop to offer its pupils a meal every day. Then we ate the dahl - some of the children really enjoyed the taste! It was a super morning and a genuinely worthwhile learning experience for the children.