Important Public Consultation for Food Growing in Schools

Exciting news! A lot of the work we did on the Food Growing in Schools Taskforce is now coming to fruition. Today’s consultation framework, announced by the Department for Education on The National Curriculum in England, that horticulture is being specified as one of the areas that pupils should be taught key skills.  To quote…

“In Key Stages 1 to 3 pupils should be taught progressively more demanding practical knowledge, skills and crafts, working in fields such as:

Food and Cookery: to learn about food and, where possible, plan and prepare healthy, wholesome dishes, following straightforward recipes and using a range of common ingredients and techniques

Horticulture: to cultivate plants for practical purposes, such as for food or for decorative displays”

For more details and to read the full consultation please visit:

https://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdf

This is out for public consultation, with deadline for response 16th April 2013. Subject to final decisions and parliament, final version will be published in autumn 2013 and come into effect in Sept 2014.

We encourage you to respond to the consultation as every response counts!

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