Hollygirt pupil wins third place in national Meat Free Monday competition

Charlotte Corbishley with her certificate and prize

Pupils from Years One to Six at Hollygirt School entered Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday competition to create a poster which will be used in the next national Meat Free Monday campaign.

Staff and pupils at the school were delighted to be informed that Charlotte Corbishley, who is now in Year 5, won third place! A representative told the school that there was not initially going to be a third prize, just first, second and highly commended, but apparently the McCartney family were so impressed by the high standard of posters that they felt it was only right to offer a third prize. Charlotte received a certificate, a copy of the Meat Free Monday cookbook and a Meat Free Monday tote bag.

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After completing their poster designs, pupils in Hollygirt’s Junior School had many discussions about vegetarianism and decided to vote on whether the school should have Meat Free Mondays!

The result was close but most children wanted to try out this initiative. It was not long before pupils in Hollygirt’s Senior School heard about what the younger pupils were planning and decided they would like to give Meat Free Mondays a go as well!


Miss Julie Butler, also known as ‘Chef Julie’, was more than happy to put together a menu which did not involve meat on a Monday! Pupils have many delicious dishes to look forward to on Mondays including three bean chilli, pasta bake, cheesy vegetarian burgers, and leek and potato bake.