How to use this exemplar to improve practice?
You are invited to use these exemplars to improve practice and to reflect on the following questions:
- In what ways does the curriculum provision in your establishment incorporate practical food and health opportunities for all learners?
- To what extent are local businesses and the local community involved in working with the school to help develop food and health?
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What was done?
The schools organised activities that allowed children across all stages to enhance their skills for practical cooking. An outline of their plans can be seen in :
- Original applications for Food for Thought Funding
- Food for Thought Evaluation which provides information on the overall progress and success of one of the projects.
- Two short films featuring the learners and the teachers who led the two projects talking about their school’s experiences in setting up their Food and Health programmes.
- Associated Resources created by the schools including a sample risk assessment, knife skills leaflet and parent leaflet.
Learning in Food and Health was identified as an area for improvement in each school and the ‘Food for Thought Education Fund’ enabled them to buy equipment to implement their projects.
What was the impact?
Both schools were offering very little practical cookery prior to gaining funding but have now taken their schools to a level where every learner is accessing the resources and participating in a whole school progressive food and health programme. Both schools have now opened up the learning to include the community and local businesses.