Youngsters are enjoying a slice of our Fit and Fed Scheme by learning how to grow ‘pizza gardens’ in their school grounds.
Staff from Greenfields are helping them to create patches of land where they can grow their own vegetables, and will show them how to use the ingredients to make homemade pizza once the gardens are complete.
Silver End Academy is one of the schools involved in the project. Not only are Greenfields helping the children to grow the pizza ingredients, but they’re also transforming a garden area into a Memorial Garden.
James Taylor, Greenfields’ Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, explains the benefits of the project for children, their teachers and their parents:
“Our Fit and Fed Scheme is about helping people in our communities to be happy and healthy by eating well and staying active. We know that some people are on tight budgets or don’t have necessarily know how to cook healthily at home, so our pizza gardens can help to increase that knowledge. The students are really enjoying getting stuck in and we can’t wait to see the finished results.”
Mrs Christine Hardy, a Learning Support Assistant at the Academy, said: “We’ve never done anything on this scale before and it’s absolutely brilliant. The kids are very excited. A couple of students at the Academy have lost parents in the last year, and we will be honouring them through this project, too.”
Other schools growing pizza gardens are John Bunyan Primary School in Braintree, Stisted Primary School, and Acorn Children’s Centre and Richard De Clare Primary School in Halstead.
Find out more about our health & wellbeing support by clicking on this link: www.greenfieldsch.org.uk/support-for-you/tenancy-sustainment-team/health-and-wellbeing