That’s right, our interactive outdoor classrooms, Edible Playgrounds are coming to Merseyside this year!
Trees for Cities , a UK registered charity and the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust are excited to be offering a Merseyside school this exciting opportunity.
Edible Playgrounds transform school grounds into vibrant teaching gardens, immersing children into a whole new world of growing and eating healthy, delicious food. With an edible playground at your school, your pupils will benefit from fun, engaging lessons that support the school curriculum, and get excited about their health.
To be in with a chance of having the Edible Playground at your school, please complete this form before Friday 9th March 2018
- Please include ‘Merseyside Edible Playground’ in the subject line
- State the name and location of your school, and your role
- In no more than 100 words, tell us how your school and pupils would benefit
What our partner schools have to say
“This takes our growing activities to a whole school level, so we can educate all of our pupils and families about food from its origins to the plate”, Head Teacher, Stephanie Gough, Monksdown Primary School, Liverpool
“Our Edible Playground is a central part of the future vision for our school. We already have dates inked in the diary to work with parents on cooking workshops in the summer term, and this directly links with our goal to improve health and develop healthy lifestyles within our school community. Our pumpkin and potato sales last winter were a tremendous success, and our parents are as engaged as our children in this programme which is a great start”, Head Teacher Andrew Tremarco, St Teresa of Lisieux Primary School, Liverpool
What schools are eligible to apply?
- Where pupils are more likely to face barriers to healthy lifestyles or access to green space.
- Those with a demonstrable commitment from the senior leadership and governors
- School with at least 100m2 of sunny outdoor space (half the size of a tennis court), ideally on level soft ground or tarmac (not concrete)
- Schools that will able to budget for or raise their contribution amount towards the project
- Schools committed to showcasing their Edible Playground and participating in promotional activities