Welcome to Westhouses Primary Schools Food For Life Page. This page features all the work we are doing in association with Food For Life.
What is Food for Life?
Food for Life brings schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes, and their surrounding communities together around the core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food.
Our School Award supports schools to take a whole school approach that sees them grow their own food; organise trips to farms; provide cooking and growing clubs for pupils and their families; serve freshly prepared, well-sourced meals and provide an attractive dining environment.
Our School Award programme been shown to impact on children’s health, positively impact wider attainment, support local enterprise and tackle inequalities in local communities.
The Food For Life Page -
At Westhouses we are currently working towards are Bronze Award. Check out all the stuff below that is helping us become a Bronze School!
Food for life is in full swing next year, check out our plans below! We have also linked Food for life to 2 different topics per class.
We have now completed our second criteria to achieving our Bronze aware B2.6 'We have made a commitment to phase out flight trays.'
B 3.1 completed
We are pleased to announce we have completed our first bronze criteria B3.1 'Our pupils take part in regular cooking activities that meet the Cooking and Nutrition requirements of the Design and Technology programme of study and this is linked to our whole school approach to food.'
For world book day Mrs Salt's workshop looked at 'The Gruffalo', the children got to make some yummy Gruffalo crumble. B3.1
Philosophers have been busy making oat cakes for their current topic 'Anglo-Saxons'. B3.1
Over the past year Westhouses Primary has been hard at work growing their own vegetables (with the help of Gardening club), running cooking club after school and even cooking alongside topics. Trailblazers did an amazing job cooking their Mexican creations on 'Hola Mexico' day with Miss Ulba. - B3.1.
Healthy eating lesson
Philosophers learnt all about healthy eating and what makes a balanced diet today in their lesson. Check out the photos below.
Summer is finally here!
The beautiful weather has been a real treat for our nature area, all the flowers look amazing in the sunlight.
Pupil voice have been hard at working writing a letter to Mr Walters to see if he could make them some bird boxes. The new bird boxes are suitable for 3 different types of bird (at pupil voices request). Thank you Mr Walters!
The notice board!
Our nature area has a notice board that is always updated with new information about the environment, its animals and plants.
Wow! Our bird feeders have paid off, the birds look very happy munching away in our nature area.