FGF2 Apr blog

April has been a busy month for Food Glorious Food.

We visited Countess Wear Community School, to run an in-school Fairtrade workshop in their lovely outdoor learning site, the Treehouse. The children learnt about the principles of Fairtrade, and a little the processes of cocoa production – with some chocolate tasting and creative writing opportunities along the way. We were very impressed and touched by the heartfelt way the children engaged with the concept of fairness, both in their home contexts and in other parts of the world.

Over April, our Project Coordinator has been working particularly closely with the Newtown food group, supporting a collective of teachers, community workers and local people to organise and run community gardening sessions in Belmont Park. With the help of some willing adults, children from Newtown Primary School and Newtown Community Pre-School planted wildflowers in new planters, helped cut back dead growth in the sensory garden, and planted their own herb, vegetable and sunflower seeds in pots and trays. They also worked super hard to clear out a raised bed at the corner of the hut, and plant some new herb plants (kindly donated by various members of the community). The new bed will become a communal resource, furnishing the local area with enough herbs to season many a delicious dish!

We were also proud to support Wynstream Primary and talk about their work for the Food Glorious Food project when they were visited by judges for the Prince of Wales Award. Their outdoors work has been phenomenal, led by dedicated outdoor learning staff-member, Angela Redmond. This term, they organised a fantastic ‘Garden with your Grandparent’ afternoon, which was well-attended my members of the school community.

In April, we also welcomed a new school onto the project: Whipton Barton. The lead staff at the school are full of enthusiasm, with great ideas for family gardening sessions and bee-keeper and soil scientist visits.

Welcome!

...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

01392 438811
dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk

Welcome!

...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

01392 438811
dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk