We are pleased to announce that St. Bernadette's achieved the Bronze Food for Life Award in November.
A huge thank you and congratulations goes to Mr Davies and his "SNAG" (School Nutrition Action Group) who have made this possible. This follows Walsall Council Catering (who supply our School Meals) who achieved its Food For Life Award in June 2019.
This means that all children receive a healthy and nutritious meal in School, which meets UK animal welfare standards and contain no undesirable additives or artificial trans fats. Children are taught about healthy eating and lifestyles, Lunchtime Supervisors promote a calm and positive dining experience on a lunchtime and children have the opportunity to grow their own produce. There are many other positive things that this award brings and for more information you can visit www.foodforlife.org.uk.
We started by planting our own seeds, trees and bushes to grow our own fruit and vegetables. To date we are growing a variety of fruit including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries. We have also planted a plum tree. We have our own vegetable patch where we have peppers, cucumber, and rhubarb growing. We also make our own compost in our compost bin.
YEAR 4'S VISIT TO SOUTHFIELDS FARM
Year 4 recently visited Southfields Farm in Coleshill, Birmingham. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn all about Farming in Britain, where their food comes from and to get up close to the animals. They also got to see all the machinery that is used to produce our food.
As a member of LEAF Southfield's Farm seek to:-
They therefore treat the land as an ethical ‘food factory’, but also a thriving habitat for wildlife.
The farm is open in as many reasonable ways as possible to educate and inspire people of all ages, from those who regularly appreciate the countryside to those who have never set foot in a field, to have access.