Schools pass on good food culture

07/05/2009 - 00:00
Pupils and teachers from 16 primary schools from across the West Midlands got together in Birmingham last week to pass on knowledge and skills of how to create a good food culture in school.

The 'Pass It On' event, organised by the Food for Life Partnership, was a hands-on day of workshops ranging from gardening to butter-making and cooking. Discussions also took place to explore ways of developing food culture and learning in schools and communities.
Eight of the schools which include The Oval Primary (Yardley, Birmingham), Damson Wood Infant School (Solihull), St Bernadette Primary (Yardley, Birmingham), and St Andrews Primary (Shifnal), are currently working with the Food for Life Partnership. This scheme is a free national programme which supports schools in using practical learning experiences to reconnect young people to the food they eat, following the journey from field to plate.

These eight schools are Food for Life Partnership Flagship schools, which means they're leading the school food revolution in the West Midlands. In their roles as Flagship schools they will each bring along a 'Buddy School' from their community to share the Food for Life Partnership fun with.

Anna O'Sullivan, West Midlands regional co-ordinator, explained how these schools have benefited from the scheme: "Through the Food for Life Partnership our Flagship schools have achieved great things. This event is about passing on skills, knowledge and experience and sharing good food culture with other local schools in a fun imaginative and interactive way."

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