Pupil's present food reduction initiatives

Pupil's present food reduction initiatives
Senior Environment

Last week, our Year 5 and 9 pupils were visited by our local community partnerships, The Genesis Trust and Julian House, as part of our new Life Skills programme in the Senior School. Both charities and zero-waste shop, Refillable, delivered engaging talks about food insecurity and waste in the BANES area.

With this in mind, Year 9 were set the challenge of creating a sustainable initiative to combat food waste at Kingswood. Over the afternoon, each group worked meticulously on their idea and presentation, before pitching their enterprise to their year group and a panel of judges.

After a nail-biting decision the top three groups were announced:

  • Plate Size Choice
  • A meal planning app 
  • Composting and Fair Trade products

The winning groups, will present their idea to the School Governors and members of the Senior Management Team at Kingswood. Each of these ideas will be explored and pursued by Kingswood.

It has been a very insightful and inspiring day. Year 9 pupil and winner, Ben, says, "I have learnt that food waste is a very serious problem and a problem that needs actioning - fast! We are responsible for what is being wasted and we need to be accountable for that. I am glad we have the opportunity to do something about it."

Mr Newbould, Head of Life Skills comments, "It was fantastic go see our Year 9 students engaging so well with the topic of food sustainability, especially as so many people across the country are struggling with the cost of living crisis. They definitely rose to the occasion and it’s great to see the Wesleyan tradition of service to the community is alive and well at Kingswood in its 275 anniversary."

Well done to all of our pupils that took part and to our guest speakers that joined us.

Food Insecurity Enterprise

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