December's Super Bloggers are...

Decembers Super Bloggers are...

7 January 2013 - We’ve been looking back over the school blogs from last term and have been really impressed with the schools who found time to blog during the hectic run up to Christmas. December’s Super Bloggers are Lincolnshire and Devon schools this time – Ingoldmells Academy, Skegness, Helpringham Primary School, Sleaford, and Ladysmith Infants in Devon.

Ingoldmells Academy started blogging again after a bit of a break, using it as an opportunity to introduce their new SNAG team members. Blade, Danni, Jake, Daniel, Aaron and Kacee all said hello and told us why they were looking forward to being part of their School Nutrition Action Group. This ranged from growing new plants, going for their Bronze FFLP award in the Spring, and getting a wormery!

The biggest challenges facing the SNAG are preparing an assembly to present their Food for Life work to the rest of the school, and fundraising for their new greenhouse.

“Tonight whilst having our snack (after a very busy day in school with the Christmas Production) we have been talking about fundraising. We have been online and searched for Greenhouses which are safe for us in school.  They're not cheap!  We think we may need up to £500.”


Helpringham Primary School has also returned to blogging after the wet summer, a busy Macmillan Coffee Morning, winning more awards, and continuing to cook three times a week! Despite the bad weather they were still able to use lots of produce from the school garden in their cooking. They particularly enjoyed making (and eating) courgette and ham scones and vegetable samosas.

The school says: “Fully embracing the food for life ethos helped us obtain our full International Schools Award in September.  We were able to show our love of healthy eating through photographic evidence of us embracing English, European and Chinese food cultures.”

Following on from their Roast Dinner Day blog, Ladysmith Infant School took the time to update us their December Gardening club. They didn’t let the frost put them off, and wrapped up warm to do some winter planting; garlic, lettuce and red onions were all in the ground ready for the coming Spring:

“Eve, Boshan, Harley, Byron, Lena and Otto ventured out on yet another very cold lunchtime to dig over one of the raised beds and plant red onions. The children also enjoyed looking around the garden and discovered that the white onions were starting to pop up through the soil and the daffodils too.”

We’re sure you’ll agree that these brilliant blogs deserve to win some of our great Super Blogger stickers! Well done to all of the other schools who also blogged, you can read the most recent blogs here.

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