Virtual: Growing Food and Climate Change
This event will help to embed food growing as part of your ethos and food culture and ensure that you meet statutory requirements of the Design and Technology and Science curriculums. It will help support your school to meet criteria as outlined the DfE’s Healthy schools rating scheme, supporting pupils to grow food to be used in school meals.
There will be an opportunity to meet local experts and learn about how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered effectively to help connect children with food and the environment. We will begin to explore climate change and identify strategies and steps that schools can take to help make a difference.
This event will include practical information and support for schools to grow food and meet curriculum requirements as well as providing advice on accessing resources and funding.
Guest speakers may include Feed Leeds, LESSN, Grow to School, ReThink Food and of course our education specialist farmer from Meanwood Farm!
- Ensure your school is meeting statutory requirements within the curriculum.
- Learn how to engage pupils with where their food comes from.
- Find out about resources and teaching materials for growing.
- Learn how to teach pupils about the climate emergency.
- Understand how your school can make a difference to climate change and the environment.
- Learn about school watering systems.
- Help address hunger as a barrier to learning.
- Meet local experts and experienced gardeners.
- Share best practice for embedding growing food through a whole school approach.
- Understand how to use food produce in schools.
- Gain ideas for growing with little or no outside space.
- Find out how to access farm visits and in school support.
Cost: £250 per delegate.
Schools with a current Health & Wellbeing Service SLA may be entitled to pre-paid places subject to sufficient available training credits.
The full 'pay as you go' price will be applied if you have insufficient training credits.
Please note that all face to face training will delivered in line with current Covid-19 guidelines and as such may be subject to change.
- Course length: Half day
- Theme: Healthy Eating