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British Sandwich Week

Celebrate the ultimate food to go during British Sandwich Week from 17-23 May 2020British Sandwich Week is a week-long celebration of the greatest food to go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention, the Sandwich.

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Design a sandwich for a family member. (Design/Technology)


Think of a someone who deserves a treat. Can you design and make them their perfect sandwich?

Step 1: Interview the person who will be eating the sandwich to find out their preferences.

Step 2: Design the sandwich according to their tastes.

Step 3: If ingredients allow, make the sandwich for them.

Step 4 : Evaluate the sandwich (recipient and maker).


You may want to use the sheet below to support the process but it is by no means essential.

Whether or not you actually make the sandwich you could also find out about the food miles that your sandwich design has travelled.

Find out the origin of each ingredient and calculate the total miles travelled.

In our harvest project back at the start of the year, we used the following website.

The World’s Greatest Sandwich 🥪

(A game for 2 or more. Can even be played on video chat- we played with Nanna).


In this fun memory game, the goal is to create a massive imaginary sandwich. One person begins by saying “The world’s greatest sandwich has.... “ and then states an ingredient to go in the sandwich.

For example: "The world's greatest sandwich has cheese 🧀 ."


The next player repeats the opener and ingredients so far then adds another of their own: “ The world's greatest sandwich has cheese and popcorn."


To make it easier, everyone can chant along as the sandwich grows.


The ingredients often get wild; you could end up with a cheese-popcorn-meatball-chocolate-syrup-grass-lettuce-pixie-dust sandwich.


It can be competitive eliminating the people who forget until there is only one person left or collaborative working as a team keeping a record of how many ingredients can be remembered and trying to beat your own record. 



Finally, have the players pantomime taking a bite.