Southern Road Primary School is a larger than average primary school of nearly 700 pupils, including a nursery. The school serves a multi-cultural and multi-faith community with over thirty different languages represented within the pupil population.
The school has a strong passion to get children outside and learn about how to be healthy, while linking this with other areas of the curriculum.Over the years the school has been developing their school grounds, in which they already have areas to exercise. They have a small orchard on the school grounds, so creating an edible playground is the next logical step for the school.
By transforming an area of their school yard into an Edible Playground the school will enhance learning and health, including food growing, cooking and healthy eating, food education and enterprise.