WIN A VEGETABLE PLANTER AND GARDENING EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR SCHOOL WITH BIRDS EYE
Closing Date: 15th July 2019
As part of Birds Eye’s ‘Veg Power’ initiative, educating children on the benefits and importance of eating vegetables, you have the chance to win a vegetable planter, gardening tool set and vegetable seeds for your school.
Under the design and technology part of a multi-subject three-lesson plan, Key Stage 2 classes have the opportunity to enter the competition by designing an invention that encourages children to eat more veg. The lessons encourage students to take inspiration from the founder of Birds Eye, Clarence Birdseye, who used observational science, innovation and engineering to find a solution to a real-world problem by inventing ‘Flash-Freezing’.
Motivated by the worrying statistic that 90% of primary school-aged children aren’t eating their 5-a-day*, Birds Eye has partnered with youth engagement agency, We are Futures – the agency behind the National Schools Partnership – to help educate children on the benefits and importance of eating vegetables, both frozen and fresh.
All UK schools can participate in the programme and enter the competition by signing up to the National Schools Partnership website, with teaching packs available now for an indefinite period. Packs also include materials to help inform parents of the initiative, as well as a week-long food diary to help children recognise how much veg, and what type of veg, they and their classmates, currently eat.
The ‘Veg Power Challenge’ gives participating schools the chance to win:
- a veg planter
- a gardening tool set
- and an assortment of vegetable seeds including Birds Eye Garden Peas
for their school, with entries required by Monday 15th July
All material is now available to download by teachers through The National Schools Partnership website at https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/birdseye/ (registration required).
*The Food Foundation