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Peter Melchett Award - Enter Now

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The Peter Melchett Award is Food for Life’s most prestigious accolade.

A moment to remember a Food for Life hero, and celebrate a Food for Life school doing what Peter always knew was possible. 

Previous winners have included Blackawton Primary School in Totnes.

The award has been named after Peter Melchett. Peter was one of the founders of Food for Life and played a key role in transforming the food that young people eat in schools, and on the high street in the UK.

This year's theme

This year our theme is the ‘Whole School Approach’. We’re looking for a school where growing, eating and exploring real food spills out of the kitchen and into every class.

Do your beanstalks have tendrils in the Art Room?

Does your R.E. include real daily bread?

If ‘Rotten Romans’ means planting lupins for fertiliser, we want to hear from you!

How to enter?

Entry couldn’t be simpler. Demonstrate the following points any way you like – a short video, song, an artwork, or simply a written submission. The choice is yours.

Our judging panel will select a shortlist of 3 schools who they feel best demonstrate these points:

  • Describe how you adopt a whole school approach to good food culture
  • How has adopting a whole school approach benefited your school? 
  • Tell us about a story of change, relating to your school’s FFL journey, that you are particularly proud of
  • What would you spend the £1000 prize money on

The Prize

The recipient of the Peter Melchett Award 2021 will receive:

  • A Certificate
  • A handcrafted gift made from Peters own fruit trees for your school
  • £1000 cash made possible by a donation from Lizzie Vann MBE, founder of Organix.

The award will be presented as part of the Soil Associations 75th Anniversary celebrations in Autumn.

How to enter?

Please submit your application by July 25th to pma@foodforlife.org.uk