We are delighted to announce our Sixth Dream Fund Edible Playground at St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School, in Liverpool, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The programme is a partnership between Trees for Cities, School Food Matters and Chefs Adopt a School and now children from St Teresa’s will be given the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables and learn why healthy eating is important.
St Teresa’s have also created a Cookery Classroom and their school cook delivers cooking lessons to students 2-3 times a week. The school are excited to welcome Chefs Adopt a School, as part of the Dream Fund programme, to raise the profile of cooking in their school even further and are excited to be working towards a Food for Life Award with third charity partner School Food Matters.
The edible playground will be designed specifically for the school, including raised beds for growing salads, root vegetables, brassicas, soft fruits and herbs, fruit trees, a green house and a composting area. Pupils will enjoy planting and harvesting workshops throughout the year, and teachers will receive support to teach outdoors through gardening.
Completion of their Edible Playground is set for September 2016, after which there will be a launch event to celebrate their fantastic new garden.