Healthy award for Osgodby


HEALTHY eating and developing a growing plot has earned Osgodby School an award.

Against the stunning backdrop of Doddington Hall near Lincoln, school representatives collected their Food for Life Bronze Award.

To receive the award, the school had to satisfy a list of criteria, including working with the school caterer, parents and the wider community to transform food culture.

Over the past year, the school has installed raised beds for growing a range of vegetables., as well as flowers.

The children are maintaining the growing area using a method devised by the ancient Egyptians – moon planting – with the help of professional gardener John Cavill.

And, with the help of last year’s Rotary Club giveaway, in association with the Rasen Mail, they have also planted an orchard.

Farm visits and learning about other methods of food production have also featured over the past year, to help the children be aware of where their food comes from and encouraging them to enjoy healthy meals.

Denise Hornsey, food and schools sustainability advisor, said: “Osgodby School has done amazingly well.

“The children and staff are now working toward their silver award.”

The Food for Life Partnership is led by the Soil Association.

It supports and provides a framework for schools to help transform food culture at the grass roots level, by educating youngsters on growing, cooking and sourcing local and organic produce.

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