Food for Life
'The Food For Life Partnership is all about improving school dinners, making them healthier, tastier and more sustainable, but also teaching the children about where food comes from and how to grow and cook it. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund the partnership brings together the expertise and enthusiasm of our four food focused charities - The Soil Association, Focus on Food Campaign, Health Education Trust and Garden Organic.
St Peters' was selected in 2007 to become a Food for Life Flagship School. Flagship schools act as ambassadors for the programme, sharing good practise with other schools, demonstrating what they have learnt and encouraging participation.
The Food for Life Programme runs an award scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for schools to work towards. St Peters' received our Silver award in 2008 from HRH Prince Charles. We also at the same award ceremony were awarded the great honour of National Food for Life Partnership School of the Year.
In 2010 we achieved our Gold Award and are currently only one of five schools in the country to have achieved this award.
Food for Life Gold Schools are:
· Hubs of good food culture in their community
· Serve at least 75% freshly prepared, 50% local and 30% organic food on the school menu
· Ensure every pupil learns to cook and has the opportunity to grow food
· Actively involve groups of pupils in the life of the local farm'