New year, new term, new competition!
Welcome back! To start the new term we've launched an exciting competition in partnership with The Edible Garden Show.
The competition is now open to schools in London and the Home Counties with entries to be completed by Friday 13 February 2015. “Grow your own lunch” challenges schools to create two recipes for a delicious two-course lunch and to consider how key ingredients are grown. The competition will be a useful curriculum activity for schools contributing to numeracy, literacy, cooking, growing, science, enterprise and design.
Celebrity judges include BBC TV gardeners Pippa Greenwood and Chris Collins and chef, forager and wild food expert, Mark Lloyd. One winner and two runners up will receive amazing prizes from Morrisons Let’s Grow. And there's an additional prize from our friends at Food Growing Schools London to reflect this term's campaign "Grow around the World".
In other news ...
Over the half term break, the government seems to have changed its mind about supporting families entitled to free school meals
Members of the School Food Plan Alliance, with the help of Myles Bremner, have put together a useful checklist for schools as they begin to think about delivering school meals.