Since becoming part of the Phunky foods programme, the children, staff and parents have all benefited. We are thrilled with how successful the stay and make sessions have been across school. Most year groups have had the opportunity to take part in a cooking session with our rep Gill which has always been linked to our termly topics. Most importantly, parents have been very engaged and attended these sessions with enthusiasm. It has been wonderful to see parents and children work together to make healthy, delicious food with many children try new food. Parents have commented on their children asking to try new foods in particular, vegetables and it has been lovely to receive emails from parents asking for further recipes and support using the website.
The resources available through the Phunky foods membership have provided excellent support for cooking and hygiene as part of the Design and Technology curriculum as well as supporting teaching in PSHRE. Children have gained a good understanding of new skills including cooking safely and using knives correctly.
This year we have launched the Ambassador scheme in school which has been a huge success. A group of children in year 5 have taken on the challenge of delivery healthy lifestyle messages to their peers. These children have grown in confidence over the year promoting the messages of ‘strive for 5’ and ‘drain your drinks’. They have delivered assemblies and created competitions for the children including designing a water bottle to promote drinking water and designing salads. The Ambassadors have loved running activities for the children during break times and teachers have commented on their children talking about what they have learnt. We are incredibly proud of the Ambassadors for being so passionate and engaged in this role.
The support received since joining the programme has been invaluable. Gill has a wealth of knowledge and has allowed us to develop and elevate how healthy lifestyles are promoted in our school. We are incredibly thankful for PhunkyFoods and Gill.
Kirkby Stephen Primary School