Food Education for Schools
Taste Tideswell is a local food project with an Educational purpose.
Taste Tideswell is a local food project with an Educational purpose. Tideswell School of Food caters for all levels and ages, and as a “not for profit” social enterprise, the leisure courses and corporate days it runs support the work of our Education team.
The educational aspect of Taste Tideswell is multi- faceted. The main aims are to encourage children to grow more of the food they eat (which also involves them being aware of issues such as deforestation, food miles and climate) and to become able and enthusiastic cooks, learning life skills and more about sustainability, as they will hopefully use the produce they grow!
The work of Taste Tideswell’s Education activities are currently focused on Key Stage 2 and 3. Our Education sessions can take place at Tideswell School of Food or in our nearby Nursery garden. Alternatively our Education Officer Michelle Lindley can travel to your school to teach a tailor made session based on the learning outcomes that you are looking to achieve.
Taste Tideswell can also provide expertise to help develop school vegetable gardens, advising what to grow, when to grow it and what to do with the end product. This will help you to maximise food production as well as getting your children involved using curriculum based activities from learning about such things as soil type and capillary action to making bio-degradable plant pots from newspaper.
In addition we can provide a trained teacher who can come into your school to run cookery activities making it inclusive to all. As all schools have different needs these activities can be tailored to suit whatever is being studied, and as all the planning, ingredients and equipment are provided this can be an invaluable resource.
To find out more about Taste Tideswell’s Education Programme and how we can help your school contact Michelle Lindley on 01298 871262 or email email@example.com.