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Food, glorious food!

A recent WWF survey shows that parents and children these days really are open to growing food that’s healthier for them – and the planet too, and it’s schools that are key places for them to learn what to do.

This is great news, because growing and cooking food at school is a great activity for pupils of all ages, enabling them to build their understanding of where some of their food comes from and the impacts of food production, and to develop important life skills that are also rewarding and fun. Our popular Plant2Plate classroom resources focuses on what can be done to produce and consume food in a sustainable way that's less harmful to our shared planet and healthier for us.

We used the growing food resources to decide on what to plant and it was very useful for suggesting to plant a wild flower area for the bees. The Growing Guide has also inspired us to grow crops for early harvest next year.

Hemdean House School, Reading
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New resource: The food connection

This resource contains a range of engaging activities that give 7 – 11 year olds the opportunity to explore the issues of food and biodiversity and the positive steps that they can take to eat in a way that is healthy for them and healthy for the planet.

Who is it for: Key Stage 2
Curriculum links: Science, Design & Technology, Geography and Maths.
Materials included: 5 classroom activities and resource sheets.

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Healthy food for a healthy planet

The aim of this resource is to encourage 7 to 11 year olds to find out more about where our food comes from and the impact of food production on the environment, with a particular focus on climate change.

Who is it for: Key Stage 2
Curriculum links: Science, Design & Technology, Geography and English.
Materials included: 5 classroom activities and resource sheets.

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Growing food at school

This guide offers brief introduction with practical ideas on what fruit and veg to grow – and on where, when and how to grow them. We’ve designed our growing calendar so there is food to harvest as soon as possible – and so that all the best crops are ready before the summer holidays.

Who is it for: Key Stage 1 - Key Stage 3
Materials included: Growing guide for teachers and pupils, school garden calendar, plus helpful tools and tips.

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