We currently hold the Bronze, Silver and Gold Healthy Schools award for our prolonged and outstanding commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles amongst all students and staff.

For more information about the Healthy Schools initiative, click here.

Throughout the curriculum healthy eating and healthy lifestyle are taught directly as part of Science, Design and Technology and PSHE. It is also embedded in everyday school life especially during playtimes and lunchtimes, where a wide range of physical activity is encouraged; and balanced, varied meals are provided daily.1

Gardens

2We have two peaceful learning gardens on both sides of the school.  They contain raised beds, a living wall, climbing plants, a pond and a beehive with our very own colony of bees. This allows all students to have access to inspiring outdoor learning spaces and experiences of growing, harvesting and trying seasonal food.

3Any excess food grown in the garden is passed on to our school Chef who uses the produce in school lunches.  Each term there is a ‘Seasonal Day’ to highlight all the amazing produce grown by the children and our volunteer gardener, alongside learning the importance of eating local, seasonal food.

Partnerships

mendTo enhance the curriculum, that we already deliver within school, we have strong links with a number of different organistations that help to provide a wealth of support, guidance and activities for the children at our school. These include: Health Education Partnership (HEP), The London Sports Trust, Middlesex County Cricket Club, The Canalside Activity Centre, Cycle Confident and TfL Travel Stars.

We also have a loyal volunteer gardener who works alongside gardeners from the Hammersmith Community Gardening Association to teach children about planting, seasonality and caring for the natural world around us. We are hoping these skills the children have learnt will soon be used for an up and coming project to help brighten up the local area with beautiful green spaces. Alongside this, we are very proud of our green growing areas in school and living wall, which we use to further educate the children at Bevington about plants and growing produce.

We continue to work with School Food Matters and Wholefoods to allow children in year 3 and 4 to pick fruits and cook a chutney to sell at Wholefoods by teaching them invaluable cooking skills, farming skills alongside marketing and selling skills. This year’s money raised from selling the chutney was spent on buying an apple tree for the school garden to enable children to enjoy making chutney in upcoming years.