Wicor County Primary School

Totally Active

South/ Central

440 Pupils Involved
  • Runner Up 2018

Food and Waste - A Growing Problem

Wicor Primary School ensures that the whole school gets involved in the entire process of growing their own produce - from sowing seeds to caring for plants, harvesting, cooking, eating or selling.  This really is an exemplar of how a school garden could and should be run.  This year, the school has given particular focus to the idea of seasonality and the importance of sourcing food locally, linking to wider environmental issues such as sustainability, air miles and the concept of a carbon footprint.  The school even holds its own annual food festival called HarFest, at which the children have the opportunity to work alongside a local provider and fully engage with producing some kind of food, such as fruit juice or bread.  All of the the children at Wicor Primary School are fully involved and gain a tremendous amount of learning and enjoyment from the time they spend in their amazing school garden.