World Food Day Competition
Green Team have been talking about World Food (Friday 16th October). World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on the 16th October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. Last year’s international focus was ‘Zero Hunger,’ our own theme for this year will be ‘Zero Waste!’ We have seen that during this pandemic there are many more people than usual with very little or no food. We thought that this is the time that we need to make more of an effort to stop wasting food.
The Year 6 Green Team members say…
“This week is World Food Day. We need to think more about the people who are less fortunate than us. Everyone has the right to have more food. People need to start getting into the habit of wasting less food and re-using more. This is why we are having this competition. Whoever has the best idea of how to use leftover food will win a prize!
SO START THINKING!
GET YOUR MINDS BUZZING!
We will be giving an appropriate prize for the best recipe for using up leftovers. Please post your recipe on the school website.
To start you off, here is Mrs Knowler’s strange addition:
Curly Wurly Toppy
Instead of throwing away potato peelings, rub them with salt, pepper and olive oil and put them into a hot oven. They make a lovely crunchy snack or can be a topping for curries or chillis and can even replace croutons on top of soup. (Rather like jacket wedges but much more scrummy!)
The closing date will be Tuesday 20th October. The winning recipe will be announced during the first Monday assembly after half term. We can’t wait to hear your ideas. Good luck!
Moses, Sienna and Sophia drew these fabulous pictures of healthy food to inspire you!
“Our grandparents used to make a point of not throwing away leftover food. Consumerism has made us accustomed to wasting food daily and we are unable to see its real value. Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of the poor and hungry.”
Pumpkin ideas from Green Team
Super 3D poster by Stella
Recycling poster by Reuben and Samuel
Householders reduced their food waste by 76% in a recent trial in which they took steps such as making better use of leftovers and using their freezers more.
Two-thirds of the participants said they slashed their weekly food bill by an average of £16.50 per week – equivalent to £858 over a year. The findings from the six-week experiment mean that each of the households could stop more than 76kg of food ending up in the bin if they continued their new habits for a year.
(Source: The Guardian Newspaper)
Green Team are happy to welcome Gabriella from Year 4 to our team. We are looking forward to working with her.
Please remember that we have a battery bin at school. At the moment we cannot have it outside and parents cannot congregate to place their used batteries. However, you can put them into a bag for your child to hand in on entry to school.
If you have been inspired by Green Team and World Food day, here are some charities you may be interested in:
Don’t forget that we are still collecting food for the Westminster Food Bank’s Harvest Appeal (on behalf of the Trussell Trust).