Secondary students discover all things compost at Organic Lea
Students from Kelmscott School delved into the fascinating world of compost last week with a visit to the wonderful Organic Lea food co-op.
As part of our Compost Matters programme, the secondary students learnt about food growing at scale, rolled up their sleeves and had a go at sieving and turning the ever changing piles of compost and sorted their lunch waste to into compost-friendly categories.
They will now head back to school to start developing their own composting system after a visit from a soil scientist and a grant from Whole Kids Foundation.
In other news ...
The long-awaiting Healthy Schools Rating Scheme is here and we're delighted to note that Department for Education has listened and the scheme now includes secondary schools.
This July calls for a celebration as primary and secondary schools raise an impressive total by selling school-grown produce in markets across London.