Weʼre raising £60,000 to build a 'learning kitchen' to expand the school's capacity to promote the healthy living and well-being agenda for pupils and adults.
- crystal palace, London
- 21 days to go
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As a food flagship school and recipient of the gold award from Healthy Schools London, Rockmount Primary School in London's Crystal Palace has a proven track record in promoting healthy lifestyles. Over the last few years, the school has committed to ensuring that all members of its community are supported to engage with the health and wellbeing agenda.
As we continue on this journey, the school’s vision is to create a learning kitchen. This is a dedicated space with ten fully equipped cooking stations, fridges, sinks, storage and ventilation –to provide an appropriately designed and equipped kitchen environment.
A learning kitchen will increase the opportunities to understand ingredients, handle and prepare food, understand food hygiene, cook food, use equipment safely and enjoy food. Such a learning space will help the school to teach more children and adults to cook, support families to eat good food, promote the reduction of childhood obesity and address mental health issues.
The project will cost around £60,000. To date, the school has been able to pledge £15,000, leaving a current deficit of £45,000. A dedicated group of parents and staff have been collaborating to support the development of the project. You will be able to see a fantastic short film by visiting the school website, joining the RFC page on Facebook or following the school’s Twitter feed.
In order to kickstart the fundraising campaign, in April:
• pupils were asked to come to school dressed in the colour of their favourite healthy food or the colours of the rainbow and bring a minimum donation of £1
• special assemblies were held to share the details of the project with pupils
• pupils took home an Eat the Rainbow sponsorship form which challenged pupils to eat three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day for a week
On our launch day, we raised a total of £750. The total sponsorship money from the Eat the Rainbow challenge has so far reached a very fruity £2500!
We are looking for like-minded supporters who can help our pupils to realise their dream. You can make a difference by pledging cash; match funding; donating equipment or resources; linking us with contacts who you think can help us or just by spreading the word about our important project.
In order for us to realise our vision of a dedicated learning kitchen for our children, we will need your support. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
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