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.
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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.
We have two peaceful learning gardens on both sides of the school. They contain raised beds, climbing plants, a pond and a beehive with two colonies of bees. This allows all students to have access to inspiring outdoor learning spaces and experiences of growing, harvesting and trying seasonal food.
Any 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.
To enhance the curriculum that we already deliver within school we have strong links with MyTime Active who deliver playground training to staff and weekly lessons on nutrition and physical activities for Year 1 and Year 4 children.
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.
Previously we worked with School Food Matters to allow children in Year 4 to create a chutney to sell at Wholefoods by teaching them cooking skills, farming skills alongside marketing and selling skills. The money raised from selling the chutney was spent on ways to improve the Bevington Bistro through adding flowers to the tables and new crockery.