Six songs for planet Earth sung at St.Mary’s in the Lace Market, by 10 Nottingham primary schools, in an afternoon event organised by the Nottingham Music Service (the lead organisation for Nottingham Music Hub; t: @NottMusicHub).
Found our when I bumped into a crocodile of kids from Greenfields from The Meadows walking to the event.
Around 100 parents and carers attended.
A celebration of the end of a two-year phase of Food for Life, aimed at giving primary and secondary school pupils and their families the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to cook, grow and enjoy good quality, affordable food, and to use healthy school meals as a way to improve nutrition for school children.
Greenfields school have reached gold standard. (I was at a launch event there last year.)
Currently 40 schools have been involved, and I met teams from Our Lady (Bulwell) and St.Augustine’s (Belle Vue).
One of the founders of the project prompted the idea whilst working at a Nottinghashire village school and has recently been recognised by BBC Radio 4 for her influence.
Recognition for Nottingham City schools catering services, and its efforts to include good local food in the meals they serve.
Recognition too for the caterers at Greenfields school for their work.
Pupils from year 6 showed visitors around the school site, with its award winning garden and feature after feature drawing for the school’s wider aims and being a forest school.
A special day.
Greenfields school from The Meadows have released a CD of songs.
And they sang some of them at the council’s headquarters.
They sang so well.
I was lucky to get my copy of the CD signed by some of the artists!
Lilian with winners from Greenwood and Riverside schools.
A highly stylised version of the discussion that took place after a presentation on attending school, and in response to a prompt to say what needs to be improved in the neighbourhoods.