Covid-19 - Resources to support children’s wellbeing and education for schools, parents and carers

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Growing Food and Climate Change


This course provides an opportunity to meet local experts and learn about how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered through the curriculum.  


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 curriculum and 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 explore Meanwood Valley Urban Farm’s unique setting, meet local experts and learn about how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered through the curriculum.

This event will include practical information and support for schools around how to grow and meet curriculum requirements as well as advice on accessing resources and funding.

Guest speakers will 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
  • How to teach pupils about the climate emergency
  • Learn about school watering systems
  • Help address hunger as a barrier to learning
  • A chance to meet local experts and experienced gardeners
  • Share best practice for embedding growing 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


  • Course length: Half day
  • Theme: Healthy Eating

We currently have no upcoming events for this course.

Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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