National Gardening Week - 27th April - 3rd May.
National Gardening Week is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening.
To celebrate National Gardening Week, I am challenging the Healthy School Ambassadors to explore growing crops at home and how to use them in a menu fit for an athlete.
You have a choice from 2 challenges:
Challenge 1 - Research, plan and grow your own crop(s) with a view to them featuring in your own menu for an athlete (see Challenge 1 Resources below).
Challenge 2 - Research, plan and prepare a 3 course meal for an athlete of your choice inspired by crops you could grow at home. For this task, you will need to consider the sport your athlete is involved in. E.g. A marathon runner’s diet will differ considerably to a weight lifters. A marathon runner may be likely to focus on healthy carbohydrates for energy, whilst limiting the amount of fats. In contrast, a weight lifter may put more emphasis on protein sources to help repair muscle cells (see Challenge 2 resources below).
If you would like to, it would be great if you could send pictures of your challenge to the school office email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck, Mr Dinsley
Introducing our Healthy School Ambassadors for the new academic year:
Year 5 - Gracie Cross (5CD), Rhys Bodily (5RM), Thomas Connor (5JR), Ila Stacey (5MK), Jessica Coleman (5AU).
Year 6 - Addison Rowe (6CA), Claire Brownlee (6RA), Annabelle Burton (6MP), Fern Callow (6TS), Lucy Core (6BP).
Year 7 - Jacob Reid (7LB), Eleanor Moseley (7FH), Lewin Thomas Meredith (7RM), Daisy Evans (7PC), Freya Kelly (7DB).