Interesting Practice: Food for Thought Projects Phase 9
What was done?
At St Clement's Special School the money allowed them to purchase multiple sets of equipment which will let classes cook at the same time. Their Grow, Cook, Eat, Learn project aimed to support learners, with ASN, to expand their food horizons and to improve their life skills through exploring, tasting and cooking simple, healthy meals. The programme will culminate in a school cooking week, whereby pupils will serve a menu designed, sourced and cooked by them.
Limekilns’ project established an allotment garden and composting area to enrich learners’ experience and learning. The accessible greenspace is now providing opportunities for direct hands-on experience of growing food. It has provided a new learning environment for practitioners to deliver a broader curriculum and a learning space to support sustainability and links with the wider community.
How to use this exemplar to improve practice?
You are invited to use this exemplar to reflect on the following questions:
- How can we involve the whole school community in growing, cooking and healthy eating?
- What potential partnerships with local agencies could enhance your approaches?
- How can we build sustainability approaches into the work we are doing in our school?
The documents are intended to share ideas and approaches to the above and include the original applications for funding and the post-project evaluations. The evaluations provide detailed information including what went well, what had to be changed and the plans for the projects going forward.
The SWAY Link from Limekilns will continue to provide the most updated information and photographs going forward.
St. Clement's Special School
Limekilns Primary and ELCC