This year, Debney Meadows is participating in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen gardens program. This program teaches our students to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. The program helps learners understand more about nature and science by observing where our food comes from and how our food grows. It also promotes healthy sustainable eating by teaching children how to prepare fresh food. The program provides a space where children can take ownership of their school by growing, creating and constructing their own environment.
But there isn’t just a focus on wellbeing, the program involves a lot of deep learning about how food and the environment work. The program is closely linked to the national curriculum and offers very strong ties to the following subject areas:
· Health and PE
· Civics and citizenship
We are pleased to announce that our school is working towards healthier, smarter, more sustainable learners. If you would like to help us by volunteering with our program please contact us at http://www.debneymeadowsps.vic.edu.au/learning-to-be-healthy.html.
Written by Zeke
Zeke Pottage, Felicity Purcell and Kerrianne Bell-Merrick are looking after this project.