During February Food Growing Schools: London (FGSL) teamed up with Author Ben Raskin and Leaping Hare Press to launch an exciting prize draw. For London schools to win ‘Grow’, a fantastic new illustrated book helping children to get inspired to grow food. We received a huge number of entries from primary schools all across London, with many sharing their exciting plans to grow food with students this year.
Announcing the ‘Grow’ book winners
Congratulations to the following schools who won ‘Grow’ the book:
- St Leonards Church of England School, Lambeth
- Linton Mead primary School, Greenwich
- Cranford Primary School, Hounslow
- Stoneydown Park Primary School, Waltham Forest
- Streatham Wells Primary School, Lambeth
- Akiva School, Barnet
- Reay Primary School, Lambeth
- Gilbert Colvin, Redbridge
- Marner Primary School, Tower Hamlets
Three lucky schools were also picked to receive ‘Grow’, and a visit from the Author Ben Raskin to bring the activities in the book alive. Congratulations to you too. We will be in touch soon to arrange a time to visit your school:
- St Joseph’s Primary School, Wandsworth
- King Athelstan Primary, Kingston Upon Thames
- Abbotsfield School, Hillingdon
We were particularly excited to hear lots of exciting plans to grow food in your schools this year, including:
” We are starting the Edible playgrounds project in February, so we are expecting the whole school to be involved in growing. We will be including parents and making sure that all classes are using the garden for lessons across the curriculum.”
” In Year 3 [we will be growing] pumpkins to look at how feeding the soil helps hungry plants, in Year 4 herbs to support learning about the Romans, peppers in Year 5 to learn about the Americas and in Year 6 [growing] tomatoes and cucumber to make Israeli salads! “
First one hundred schools – win a ‘Grow’ activity pack
If you were quick off the mark you may be one of the first 100 schools to enter who have won an exclusive, limited-edition ‘Grow’ activity pack. Keep an eye out for one winging its way to your school. It includes games such as Worms and Ladders, Compost Bingo, seeds and stickers! Fingers crossed!
There are lots of competitions, offers and funds available to help schools grow food this Spring. Find out more here – good luck: Competitions
FGSL support and inspiration to grow
We hope that our ‘Grow’ book competition has inspired your primary school to grow food. If you are looking for help or ideas to get started FGSL can help. We provide the following support and more:
- Join Spring into Growing 2017 – Plan it. Build it. Grow it!
- Free school food growing activity packs and learning resources
- Training and events
- Advice from dedicated School Engagement Officers
- Support from six expert partner organisations
Find out how FGSL can help your school here: Support to grow
Happy growing this Spring!