Food for Life / Eco Schools
Food for Life brings schools and their surrounding communities together around the core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food. The programme is about more than just food on the plate; it considers where food comes from and how it’s grown, cooked and experienced.
Our school’s FFL Silver Award recognises our commitment to grow our own food (recently enhanced through link activities with a local National Trust allotment); to organise trips to farms; to source food from local producers; to set up school farmers’ markets; to hold community food events; to provide cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; to serve freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and provide an attractive dining environment so lunchtimes are a positive feature of the school day.
A good food culture is about understanding how food is grown, learning about sustainability, making connections with health and the impact we make on the environment, and caring about what we eat and how it is produced or reared. The more we understand about where our food comes from, how we farm and process it, how we cook and eat it, the more we can build a good food culture, and educate future generations to respect our food, our health and our wider environment.
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"Food for Life is doing an amazing job making sure that no kid leaves school unable to cook and unsure where their food comes from" - Jamie Oliver (Chef & Campaigner)
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.
Our school’s Eco-Schools’ Green Flag (‘Gold Award’) recognises our school community’s work to make our school sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.
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