Samworth Church Academy receives funding boost for student catering department
A SAMWORTH Church Academy project has received a £300 gift from Veolia Environmental Services to buy equipment.
The project, which sees students growing their own fruit and vegetables and using them within the Academy’s catering department, is aimed at teaching self-sufficiency, nutrition and healthy eating.
David Jackson, Facilities Manager at Samworth Church Academy, said the student gardeners are learning valuable lessons for life.
He said: “The club offers the students the knowledge of how to grow their own food, the nutritional values of the food, and ultimately cuts down on the carbon footprint of having to source food from afar.
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“Our student catering department will be able to make use of the fruit and vegetables that have been grown and supplied on site.”
Mr Jackson said that the activities also offer a great source of exercise and knowledge of the food chain.
Kevin Parker, Regional Communications Manager for Veolia Environmental Services, said: “We are proud to support the children’s passion to gain the knowledge and skills to grow their own fruit and vegetables”.
The Nottinghamshire EnviroGrant Scheme is a community fund to community groups based in the county of Nottinghamshire can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which improve their local environment.