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Discussion about Food Waste

12 April 2018

One focus we have this term is to have a school community awareness of UN Sustainable Developmental Goal 12. This deals with Responsible Production and Consumption.

  • Y5 Food Waste Discussion
  • Y5 Food Waste Discussion
  • Y5 Food Waste Discussion

Classes in Phase 3 will be thinking of ways to improve sustainability in their everyday lives. All classes have an awareness of this. Flamingos had a discussion about food waste. One third of all food produced actually ends up in the bin. Quite a shocking statistic!

I have monitored food waste at lunch time over the past 18 months and must say food waste in school appears to be much less than it was this time last year. Children are more aware of this and ask for foods they prefer and know they can go back for more if desired. I wanted to take a few photographs today of food waste but there truly was very little in the time I was there. It may come as no surprise food types more likely to be put in the bin are generally vegetables. No surprise there to any parent! Some year groups will be recording this in weeks to come.

I am sure as our school community increasingly values the gift of food, we can make a difference in our own way and move together into a more sustainable future. You will be hearing more about this from the children in Phase 3 soon.


By Michael O'Boyle

Year 5 Flamingos Class Teacher

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