Spring Lane Primary School get growing for Plant and Share

Spring Lane Primary School get growing for Plant and Share

Pupils at West Northamptonshire primary school Spring Lane have been growing as part of Plant and Share month, sowing potato, coriander and spring onion seeds as well as creating growing packs. These activities made up their 'Grow Week', which celebrates the joys of growing as well as teaching children where food comes from and how it's grown. The grow packs will be going home with all year three, four and five students so they can try growing at home too, no matter how much space they have. 


Recently, pupils got to demonstrate all they have learnt when councillors from the West Northamptonshire Public Health team visited to take part in an interactive growing session. Teacher Cath Bates shared: "It was a lovely visit from our special guests Matthew Golby and Sally Burns along with wider members of the Public Health team. It gave our pupils the opportunity to showcase the ongoing Food for Life project which will teach them valuable, lifelong lessons about healthy food.”


Councillor Golby shared: "It was great to see first hand the impact the Food for Life programme is having within schools, as well as the enjoyment and learning that the students get out of it. Teaching children how to grow their own food within the classroom environment can really help them take this learning and desire to do this into their home environment too supporting conversations and decisions around healthy eating."


Spring Lane's growing is part of a wider transformation happening within the school as they work with Food for Life to embed a good food culture. They've got lots of plans to continue developing this work, including their upcoming 'Fit for Life' initiative, where they will be focusing on physical and mental health through sports and cooking. 

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