Grandparents Gardening Day
Thank you so much to all who attended our gardening event today. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donations, time and efforts. It was absolutely wonderful to see so many grandparents gardening with their grandchildren; we hope you have made many special memories! Everyone worked incredibly hard on excavating the allotment beds, cutting back the overgrowth, weeding, planting and tidying. The outside areas around school look great! The gardening club now have the task of keeping up the good work! An extra thanks must go to Mr Martin for helping me with this project and for taking on the gardening club after Easter. There is still much to be done so I'll be sending out information about another session in the allotment area to get it ready for planting. I hope you will be able to join us again.
Where did you lunch come from?
Have you ever wondered where your school lunch came from?
Mrs Drew and her team create the delicious meals in our school kitchen, but the ingredients they use have a journey before they get to the chopping board.
We are an eco school, so we like to try to use as much local produce as possible. Our local foods are:
Our fish comes from Grimsby. Why do you think we haven't got any locally-produced fish?
We are going to be growing many more fruits and vegetables in our school allotment which means we can give Mrs Drew the most locally-grown foods we can!
I am very excited to share with you that we have now been approved for 16 of the 27 criteria for the bronze award! We are well on our way to receiving full accreditation. The FLAG team will be meeting after the half term break to discuss how we can get the remaining 11 criteria ticked off. We will then update this page again to let you know the actions we intend to take over the coming year. Thank you for all of you support so far. It is very much appreciated.
"We have a clear vision that every child has a right to good, wholesome school food and that food poverty will one day be a thing of the past."
Jeanette Orrey (Co-Founder - Food for Life)
As school, we are working on a project called Food for Life which is ‘about making good food the easy choice for everyone – making healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm for all to enjoy, reconnecting people with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, and championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients.’
The Food For Life project results in accreditation with the bronze, silver or gold award. The process will help us to take a whole school approach that sees us growing our own food; organise trips to farms; sourcing food from local producers; holding community food events; providing cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; serving freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and providing an attractive dining environment so lunchtimes are a positive feature of the school day.
We have chosen to take part in this project because we care passionately about the health and wellbeing of all our children and families. Food for Life has already been proven to have many benefits:
It is an exciting project, and we will be planning lots of events, activities and surveys. Check back often to see what is happening on our journey towards the Bronze Award!
Our first Food for Life project is water! We are always being told that water is the best thing to drink, but why? The picture above explains it all!
We are encouraging every child to bring a water bottle into school which they could sip during the day. We have water bottle parks in our classrooms for children to access their drinks, plus there are lots of water fountains around school. If you do send in a water bottle for your child, please ensure it is clearly named.
We need posters to display around school to promote drinking water! Children from all year groups are invited to design a poster for above the drinks trolleys and water fountains to encourage us all to drink more water! There will be prizes for the winning entries from each key stage (EYFS, KS1 and KS2). The closing date is Friday 24th March.
If you have any queries regarding this, please see your child’s class teacher or myself after school.