FareShare goes to school

November 7, 2012

Earlier this year we introduced our new education programme, run by Matt Roberts. Since then, Matt’s been busy getting the project underway and scoping out its development.

Making contacts with local Bristol schools has been key to kicking it all off, and what better time to introduce them to FareShare than Harvest Festival?

The children at 12 primary schools, including Ashton Gate, Fair Furlong and St Michaels on the Mount, generously donated over 2.5 tonnes of dried and long life food – here’s just some of it:

Not only will this help us to provide nearly 6,000 meals to hungry people, it also gave us the perfect opportunity to tell pupils about food waste in their harvest assemblies. A massive thanks to all the schools that took part.

Next on the agenda is to get into the classroom. Matt and a team of volunteers are working on a range of lesson plans to teach both primary and secondary pupils the importance of where our food comes from, where it ends up and who’s involved in the food chain. The aim is to provide teachers with a range of lesson plans for key stages 1 to 4 in Geography, English and Citizenship classes.

We’ll be adding more information about the education programme as it develops.

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