Supporting young people to explore food and sustainability

Educators from eight schools in three local authority areas attended our first Young Food Entrepreneurs Professional Learning session on 14 August 2017.

Hosted at our office in Stirling the educators looked at the first principles of sustainability, carbon cycles and climate change in the context of food and the environment. The scene was set for the implementation of the Young Food Entrepreneurs programme and guidance given on supporting their students when planning and hosting a One Planet Picnic..

This extension to the Young Food Entrepreneurs programme is designed to build confidence in educators and support them in embedding Learning for Sustainability through and beyond their involvement with the project. Identification of connections within the context of the Broad General Education’s Experiences and Outcomes and Benchmark’s enabled the educators to plan how they will carry this out in their own schools.

Feedback from this event was very positive with teachers noting that they:

“…loved the interactive activities…”

“…learned information they never knew…”

“…this has given me confidence…”

Schools participating in the Young Food Entrepreneurs programme are: St Oswald's ALN School, Castlemilk High School, Clyde Valley High School, Coatbridge High School, Airdrie Academy, Balwearie High School, Glenwood High School and Levenmouth Academy from Fife, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

We will soon start working with pupils from the eight schools, supporting them to explore their local opportunities connected to food, connect with people working in our food system and to use sustainable food as a context for learning and interdisciplinary development.

Our Food and the Environment work helps educators and young people to explore the impacts of our food choices on the environment and celebrates food that is good for you and good for the planet.  

15 August 2017

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