The Grove Primary School in Melton receives award for its healthy food achievements

From left are The Grove Primary School pupils Jack Taylor, Scarlett Berridge and Julia-Tia Selvey Cooper EMN-160622-142448001
From left are The Grove Primary School pupils Jack Taylor, Scarlett Berridge and Julia-Tia Selvey Cooper EMN-160622-142448001
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The Grove Primary School in Melton has won a Food for Life bronze award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture.

The Grove is working with Food for Life to transform its food culture, and that of its local community, by connecting its pupils with climate-friendly and healthy food.

As part of the bronze award scheme the school gives every pupil the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and participate in food growing activities during their time at school and pupils and parents are involved in making improvements to the school’s menu and dining experience.

Headteacher Mike Owen said: “We’re delighted to receive this award and look forward to the children enjoying even more cooking activities across the curriculum.”

Year One teacher and Forest School leader Karina Hazeldine said: “All children have taken part in planting and caring for the fruit and vegetables in the raised beds. When they’re ready to harvest the children will pick their crop and sample them.”

Pictured from left are The Grove Primary School pupils Jack Taylor, Scarlett Berridge and Julia-Tia Selvey Cooper.