This month we have been finding out more from Richardson’s Dee’s Primary School who have been working with Phunky Foods to come up with their own project to benefit the community.
Here's what the children have to say about their project.
TASTE IT DON’T WASTE IT!!!
"This idea started as part of a Micro Tyco project in conjunction with Phunky Foods. We were given the task to come up with an idea to address one of the UN sustainable goals. We had the idea to try to stop world hunger as a goal for our group. Our idea started as a group where we discussed our ideas and how we are going to make our project come to life. Our idea was then chosen out of all the others in our class and we got to pitch our idea to members of North Tyneside Council, Phunky Foods and Micro Tyco.
We started to create our idea by thinking about how many people struggle to have enough food in the world and community. We can’t stop world hunger, but we can try to prevent it happening as much. This idea was to help families with food shortages since prices have increased 19% in the UK. Taste It Don’t Waste It! We would like to provide families with a free box of ingredients and a recipe with enough food to feed up to a family of four. The ingredients chosen, are ones that are available to find at any food bank.
We would like our boxes to include all of the ingredients measured out already and there will be a link to step-by-step video instructions if needed. We have created our logo alongside the Burnside computing staff. The idea for this came from our school logo-a fingerprint rainbowand our slogan ‘Taste it. Don’t Waste It!’ with a chef hat in the middle to link to food. We know that a lot of food gets wasted so that’s how we came up with our slogan ‘Taste it. Don’t waste it’.
We are still in progress with our project and and will be passing it over to other pupils in the school as we move on to high school.
The group of girls enjoyed working to put the newsletter together and were very proud to share it with their family and friends. Their idea was a strong one and they loved the experience of pitching their idea to Phunky Foods and members of the council.
They had weekly meetings which were really beneficial, particularly when putting together the logo and talking about the prospect of getting things up and running.
All in all, a great experience and one that the children loved being part of!