Topsham School wins awards

TOPSHAM School has won an environmental-themed award which recognizes its efforts for making children think about the type of food they eat and throw away. The school, in Orchard Way, has been crowned Appetite for Action school of the week, and as a rewar

TOPSHAM School has won an environmental-themed award which recognizes its efforts for making children think about the type of food they eat and throw away.

The school, in Orchard Way, has been crowned Appetite for Action school of the week, and as a reward, has won an enviormesh cage as well as a selection of Sutton seeds.

The initiative, which aims to help primary schools learn about how to make the food they eat more sustainable, is supported by Sky television and charity partner Global Action Plan.

Those involved are encouraged to pick a challenge such as 'reducing rubbish' or 'greening grub' which they then follow before a national winner is selected.


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At the end of every week throughout the competition, Sky and Global Action Plan select a 'school of the week.'

Justin Vernon, a teacher at Topsham primary, said: "We are really pleased that we have been chosen as school of the week.

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"Our whole school community is really getting on board with our Greener Grub challenge and are busy planning how we can use all the crops we will be growing in the kitchen garden and in our grounds.

"As well as all the growing we will be doing there are also plans to start a cooking club; give some of our crops to a local charity, set up a market stall and offer some of our own food at snack and lunchtimes.

"Our Compost Crew are already doing a great job with our food waste and are busy thinking about how we can further reduce the amount of waste we both generate and send to land fill.

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