After the success of participating in ISMD 2015 by developing the ‘International Bake Off’ with our school in Sheffield connecting with two schools (Pakistan and America) via the British Schools Council Online, Taylor Shaw wanted to be involved in The fourth International School Meals Day theme is ‘fresh and healthy local foods’.
What we did/what are we doing?
Each school will be provided with classroom based activities or topics to discuss to aid learning and to develop an understanding of food related communities across the globe.
Taylor Shaw will support schools to connect with other classrooms across the world (last year we partnered up with schools in Pakistan and American) either via skype or eTwinning via the British Schools Council Online.
A date to be arranged between one class from schools and Taylor Shaw where the smoothie bike will be used to make smoothies from locally sourced ingredients – these can be based on pupil’s recipes from the classroom based activities.
Taylor Shaw has asked for support from local suppliers to provide further information on produce such as harvesting, farmers stories to develop children’s understanding of where our fruit and vegetables come from.
Schools to gather any evaluation/what’s been learnt together in any way they choose i.e. Posters, photographs, written etc – Taylor Shaw will provide templates to be completed if required. Schools to connect with partner classrooms and share their food stories.
Taylor Shaw will use this information and upload onto the International School Meals website for all to see how we have collaboratively celebrated the day and to share best practice.
Taylor Shaw aim to continue to promote healthy food and nutrition education within the schools in Sheffield and aim to signpost schools to the Change4Life ‘Food Detectives’ fun and educational toolkit. This will help teachers to deliver curriculum based lessons whilst considering food impact on pupils and health. Schools will be encouraged to keep in touch with teachers and classrooms around the world to discuss what has been learnt and if they can educate each other.
Find out more https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/