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An innovative way to educate pupils about food

The need to educate and equip younger generations with vital information to make informed decisions about food has never been more prevalent. That’s why we have launched a new digital ‘Spotlight Session’ series.

Delivered to primary and preparatory schools as part of our award-winning Beyond The Chartwells Kitchen programme, the digital workshops aim to reach as many pupils across our partner schools as possible, furthering their knowledge in a fun and exciting way.

The Spotlight Session series – which have been designed with teachers, for teachers - provide schools with a comprehensive set of digital resources, including a series of fun, engaging and educational films, aimed at creating memorable learning experiences for pupils, as well as lesson plans, activity sheets and extension activities.

All ‘Spotlight Sessions’ aim to provide schools with the resources they need to create compelling educational workshops that link back to the curriculum.

The first lesson in the new digital series shines a spotlight on where our food comes from and why bumblebees play such an important role in our food system. Created in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and featuring educational expert, children’s TV presenter and chef, Allegra McEvedy, the educational film will cover key curriculum topics such as Pollination, Lifecycles, PSHE and Healthy Eating - in a brilliantly entertaining and educational way.

Olivia Pratt, Head of Nutrition and Sustainability, Chartwells added: “Just as children are taught how to read and write, we’re passionate about teaching them to eat well – not only for their health but for the planet they’re going to inherit too. By bringing food and nutrition education to life through interactive workshops or experiences, such as those we run through our Beyond the Chartwells Kitchen programme, we can help set children up with the tools and knowledge they need to make positive choices around food, nutrition, wellbeing, and sustainability. We are committed to ensuring young people really love food and become passionate about what they can do to protect their physical health, their mental health, and their planet."