Category: Schools

  • What Lincolnshire can learn from Bornholm

    What Lincolnshire can learn from Bornholm

    Bornholm, known as Denmark’s Food Island, has a remarkable and vibrant network of small food producers. I spent a week at a summer school there, thinking about food, innovation and place-making. Here are five leaves I think we could take from their book: AHeritage-Gourmet Partnership A mutually beneficial partnership between the Agricultural Museum and Gourmet […]

  • School Food

    School Food

    Infant and Junior school meal providers, whether in house or external caterers have been supported over the last decade by a variety of effective schemes helping them to deliver healthier and more nutritious lunchtime meals. So now what about our secondary schools? Time for lunch From Year 7 onwards we see a drastic change in […]

  • Learning to love vegetables

    Learning to love vegetables

    What’s the difference between snot and broccoli?  You can’t get the kids to eat the broccoli! We’re all trying to get the kids to eat more veg, right? “You can’t go play till you’ve finished your carrots. Just try a tiny bit. There’s pudding when you’ve finished your first course.” Coaxing, rewards, punishments… We can […]

  • Holiday Clubs for Kids

    Holiday Clubs for Kids

    Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) kids clubs are free of charge for children aged 5-16 eligible for free school meals, and include sports and other fun activities, and food is provided.

  • Willoughby Road Allotment Association

    Willoughby Road Allotment Association

    The Power of Allotments for Community, Kindness and Learning Allotments are often sites of surprising diversity, community, wellbeing and intergenerational connection. But the people of Willoughby Road Allotment Association have taken this to a whole new level, and show the incredible capacity for allotment spaces to bring diverse communities together, and to propagate kindness! I […]

  • Low Fulney Family Allotments

    Low Fulney Family Allotments

    Family Services Goes Outdoors! “We were working with a group of Young People who were permanently excluded from school, and there was this one girl who told us about her trips with her Grandad to his allotment. They were good memories. So we said to ourselves, could we have an allotment, where more young young […]

  • Growing Food at Lincoln St Faith’s

    Growing Food at Lincoln St Faith’s

    The National Food Strategy is the UK’s first comprehensive review of the food system in over 75 years. It was commissioned by the government and lays out concrete proposals for how our food system needs to be reformed to meet health, nature and climate targets. Interestingly, it has a lot to say about schools. Food […]

  • Food and Health in Primary School

    Food and Health in Primary School

    Conversation with a Learning Mentor Normally when I visit a food place, I prepare for a blog, take snaps, make notes, but today I put my smartphone down to listen up. Kirsty Ollerenshaw is a teaching mentor and a mother. When I first “met” her, on an online Incredible Edible event, she was asking questions […]

  • Gosberton House Academy

    Gosberton House Academy

    At Gosberton House Academy, all children get to grow vegetables from seed, cook every week, and eat the things that they have grown on the site. I know full well that plenty of children get little more experience of growing food than germinating a broad bean in a yoghurt pot!  So I had to go […]

  • Can kids keep bees?

    Can kids keep bees?

    They’re not exactly the most usual school pet, requiring considerable knowledge and skills, some specialist equipment, not to mention the careful handling – but the learning opportunities are as bountiful and delectable as the honey! Wyberton Primary Academy near Boston shows us how it’s done, with a little help from Willoughby Road Allotment Association. The […]