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 ...
Young Food Ambassadors from across the country joined Dame Emma Thompson at Westminster to call for urgent political action on child food insecurity.
We've just submitted our response to Ofsted's draft inspection framework calling for a renewed focus on healthy eating and food education.
The words “healthy eating” have been removed from the framework and we can find no reference to "school food", "food education" or the government’s proposed Healthy Schools Rating Scheme.