The students and teachers of Vila East School will be celebrating World Food Day today.

With the theme “Our actions are our future – Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”, students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 8, will display their local food preparations from their respective stations inside the school compound.

The event will enable students of Vila East School to demonstrate planting of local crops, traditional peeling and grating of root crops and coconuts, simboro preparation and traditional method of starting a fire.

Vila East School Agriculture teacher, Thomas Kaltapau, said the students will simply expose life skills that are commonly practised within households.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is more of an encouragement to everyone to find alternative ways to meet their wants and needs,” he said. “For example, if the shops run short of rice supplies, at least they’ll know other ways to substitute their need for rice.

“There will be competition under the proposed theme, demonstrations, essay writing competition, as well as other activities to celebrate the day.”

Enhancing students traditional and cultural knowledge through World Food Day, encourages all other young people to look back to their traditional backgrounds and maintain that unique skills and knowledge.

The public is welcome to join Vila East students celebrate the importance of World Food Day.

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