Using school gardens to explore where food comes from

Using school gardens to explore where food comes from

Find out how two schools use their gardens to explore where food comes from.

Description

School gardens can provide pupils with a wide range of experiential learning experiences, enabling them to learn first-hand how a range of food is grown, harvested and prepared/cooked. Join Haydn Bettles, Armitage Church of England Primary School, and Joe Mann, Torquay Girls Grammar Secondary School, as they outline how they use their school gardens to support learning about where food comes from.


This webinar will be useful for teachers and other school staff across all age phases and at any stage of their career.

What will be covered?

• The benefits of establishing and using a school garden.
• Establishing a school garden for growing food in your school – from herbs on the windowsill, potatoes in buckets or tomatoes in grow bags, to reclaiming an unused athletics track!
• Planning your gardening activities around the growing seasons and school year.
• Encouraging wildlife to your school garden – especially bees.
• Using what you grow in seasonal recipes.
• Getting the whole school community involved.
• Links to Food – a fact of life resources.
• Suggestions for further reading and sources of information.

Why attend?

• Find out how you could establish growing in your school – no matter the budget or space available, through two case study approaches.
• Hear examples of how to get everyone involved and how to use the food grown.
• Going above and beyond – find out what else you can do to further the growing opportunities in your school.
• Opportunity to ask questions of Haydn and Joe.
• Signposts to free editable resources for use in the classroom will be highlighted.
• Sources of further support and information will be made available.
• A certificate of attendance will be provided – useful as evidence for your professional development and performance management.
• The webinar supports the Food teaching in primary and secondary schools: a framework of knowledge and skills – backed by government.

Audience

Teachers and other school staff across all age phases and at any stage of their career.

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