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12 February 2013 - It's the start of a new year and lots of new schools have been blogging about their FFLP activity. It was wonderful to hear from so many schools reflecting on 2012 and telling us their ambitions for the year ahead.
We were really pleased to hear that Streetsbrook Infant and Nursery School in Shirley are hoping to go for Silver. Notable highlights from the previous term was the sale of their produce, grown on a local allotment and sold at a local Waitrose store; the £75 profit will then being 'ploughed ' back into buying seeds and gardening equipment in the coming year.
Cooking is also well-embedded in the curriculum, and parents love getting involved. As the school says “FFL has already made a difference at Streetsbrook....watch this space. As the song goes...THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER!!!!”
Read Streetsbrook's blog here.
Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School in Lincolnshire started the year by switching from flight trays to plates and bowls. This important change has had a huge impact on the dining experience, and we are really proud of the hard work that has gone into making them a thing of the past.
“The children love it! They like using plates and then collecting their bowls with pudding once they have finished their main course”. The Midday Supervisors have also been really good and embraced the change. They say that it has not caused them any extra work even though they thought it would!”
Read Bracebridge's blog here.
Another Lincolnshire school making fantastic progress is Digby CE Primary who have been busy in their growing areas, holding SNAGs and visiting a local farm. They will be taking part in the Chelsea Flower Show this year, and are working on a 1940s garden. They have decided to grow Nasturtiums in old vintage apple crates which are being donated by the local Rotary Cluband are going to try and keep to what was planted around wartime and use as many recycled items as possible.
Their visit to Vine House Farm was a huge success too, read more from Digby's blog here.
Well done to everyone who blogged, and here’s to a successful 2013! You can read all of the most recent school blogs here: www.foodforlife.org.uk/Whatshappening/Schoolblogs