Food education and healthy lifestyles are incredibly important to us as a school. Each class cooks once a week and we are proud of how adventurous and skilled our young chefs become! As well as this, we also have a Snack Shack where, each week, a group of children prepare a healthy snack that is then sold a break time on a Wednesday. This not only provides our children with healthy food, it also enables them to learn fundmental likfe skills and develop an excellent awareness of food and the food choices they will make.
Please find below details of our school being used as a case study by the Department of Health on their Childhood Obesity Plan and a link to a wonderful article in Nurseryworld who again, used our academy as a case study. There are also links to articles regarding the innovative learning we provide, including articles in the Sunday Times and the Tonight programme on ITV. We have also included our food education plans for this academic year.
New Erasmus+ funded project: European healthy pupils and skilled educators via integrated school food systems
'European healthy pupils and skilled educators via integrated school food systems’ [EPESS] is a collaborative project taking place over 26 months and involving 10 partners The project aims to strengthen cooperation between organisations working towards a common goal: to promote health, learning and sustainable development through integrated school food systems. The project will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and innovative ways of supporting and training school communities.
We are delighted that Washingborough Academy have been invited to become involved, as partners, in this project. It will be a fantastic opportunity for us, as a Food for Life school, to share our achievements with an international audience.
Please follow the link below to read more about this wonderful opportunity for our school.
EPESS - Erasmus+ Funded Project Department for Education Case Study
Nurseryworld - "Chewing it Over"
The Sunday Times article
Is this the Healthiest School in the UK?
Educatering Excellence Award Winner article
Healthy eating at this Lincolnshire school is so good the rest of UK will now copy it!
Washingborough Academy Food Plan FS | PDFWashingborough Academy Food Plan KS1 | PDFWashingborough Academy Food Plan LKS2 | PDFWashingborough Academy Food Plan UKS2 | PDF