As a School we are working really hard towards gaining our Food for Life Bronze Award.
Food for Life in partnership with the Soil Association is part of a programme to transform attitudes to healthy eating and teaches children about where their food comes from.
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 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.