Stephen Hughes Sports Development Grant
We were delighted to have Mr & Mrs Hughes from The Stephen Hughes Foundation in school on Friday 1st February. We have been extremely fortunate to receive funding from their sports development grant to enable us to purchase kurling sets for our Eagles class.
Food For Life Gold Award
Newland St John’s CE Academy has been awarded the prestigious Food for Life Gold award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture.
The Food for Life Gold award is the ultimate award that recognises schools, using practical learning experiences to reconnect young people to the food they eat, following the journey from field to plate.
Since joining Food for Life, Newland St John’s CE Academy has shown that it is possible to transform school food culture by serving healthy, climate-friendly school meals and integrating practical food education into the school curriculum.
Working with Hull Catering, the school has seen a rise in the school dinner take up to 90% of pupils eating school dinners, proving that good school food combined with food education is a good start to get children to eat more healthily.
“I think it’s amazing to be part of a school that has achieved the Food for Life Gold Award. I love the work we do planting on the allotment and learning cookery and our school meals are great!”
Joshua, aged 8
James Cashmore, Director of Food for Life says: “I’m delighted to announce that Newland St John’s CE Academy has achieved the Food for Life Gold award for creating a healthy, sustainable and enjoyable food culture within the school and its community to the benefit of everybody involved.
“The school shows what real 21st century education is all about, which is using real life experiences to teach the curriculum and providing the next generation with solutions to what threatens their future, namely climate change and the obesity crisis. By empowering the young people to make informed food choices and giving them the skills to grow and cook food for themselves and their families, Newland St John’s CE Academy leads the way for a more sustainable future.”
Sarah Wilson, Headteacher of Newland St John’s CE Academy, says “We are immensely proud of this achievement, the culmination of years of hard work and commitment by our staff, children and families. Although the whole school is committed to Food for Life, two members of staff, Mrs Middleton and Mrs Jones, have worked tirelessly to get us to this point.
At Newland St John’s, as well as having good food served daily at lunchtime, we have an allotment where children learn about where their food comes from and follow a systematic programme to learn cookery skills from Reception to Year 6. In this way we know that we are making a positive contribution to their life long health and well-being.”
Russ Headland, the school cook, says “Our priority is to encourage children to make healthy choices so that they have a nutritious and balanced meal. Getting the Food for Life Gold award reflects the commitment we all share to help children to be happy and healthy.”
Independent research, summarised in a new report ‘Good food for all’ reveals the success of five years of Food for Life. The evidence from three independent research studies focuses in particular on four main areas of impact: children’s health, tackling inequalities, improving education, and local enterprise and sustainability.
Father's Rights Leaflet
The attached leaflet has been developed by Hull City Council and Hull Safeguarding Children Board to inform and advise fathers of parental rights and organisations available to offer support.
Eden Camp Visit
Our Hermit Crab Project
Our year 6 children were involved in the making of a video about ocean acidification whilst on their trip to Scarborough last academic year.
We are delighted to report that our Vegetarian Showcase event was a fabulous hit with lots of parents attending to try our tasty dishes.
Recipe cards for all meals were available to take home to try and lots of children were eager to get home and make the dishes this weekend.
It’s always encouraging when young children are happy to try new foods and this afternoon we saw this first hand.
Thank you to our wonderful staff Mrs Headland (Chef), Mrs Middleton & Mrs Jones for making this event so successful.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all parents / carers, children and members of the public for supporting our fundraising events for Water Aid last year. We managed to raise a huge £2141.00 for a great cause.
Tesco Customer Vote - Our Wildlife/Pond Project
We are delighted that Tesco have chosen our allotment/wildlife project to be included in their customer vote from 1st September – 31st October 2017.
The more votes we gain, the more money we receive so PLEASE help us by voting for our school. With each purchase please ask for a green counter and then pop the counter into the ‘Newland St John’s Wildlife/Pond Project’ slot.
The following stores are taking part in the event:
King Edward Street
Beverley Road Superstore
Beverley Road Express
490 Anlaby Road
Boothferry Road, Hessle