PhunkyFoods is an award-winning programme of healthy lifestyle curriculum activities, lesson plans and resources, providing teaching staff with the tools and training to deliver top quality, fun healthy lifestyle activities and activity ideas, as part of a whole school approach.
Our health education programme teaches children key healthy eating, physical activity & emotional wellbeing messages through art, drama, music, play and hands-on food experience, and can be delivered through existing curriculum channels (through core subjects like science, maths and English), as well as extra-curricular clubs, dependent on the different schools.
The programme is fully funded in 23 North Tyneside primary schools, and we are fortunate to be able to offer the full service FREE OF CHARGE to these schools. PhunkyFoods has been actively working in primary schools across North Tyneside since 2019, with the aim of improving the dietary and physical activity habits of young children, to enable them to live longer, healthier, and more fulfilled lives. We achieve our mission by helping to create supportive learning environments for health in these primary schools. For further information, please visit www.phunkyfoods.co.uk or contact Rachel@phunkyfoods.com .
PhunkyFoods is working in partnership with the Wildhearts group to pilot the ‘Micro-Tyco Innovate’ project in primary schools. This challenged pupils to create an idea based on one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals that addressed a social or environmental issue focusing on health, nutrition, well-being, food waste etc in their school or local community.
The three winning North Tyneside schools were invited to pitch their ideas to a panel at Meadow Well Connected on Wednesday 16th March. They were:
Richardson Dees Primary School – ‘Taste don’t Waste!’
Chosen Goal = Zero Hunger.
To create an area on the Wallsend Online website where they will share low cost meals, link with local providers and create a directory of local food banks and community organisations.
St Mary’s RC Primary (Forest Hall) – ‘The Happy Helpers’
Chosen Goal = No Poverty
To provide care packages for homeless people linking with the charity St Vincent de Paul. They will co-ordinate donations and liaise with the charity.
Ivy Road Primary School – ‘Zero Hunger Superstars’
Chosen Goal = Zero Hunger
To resurrect their school vegetable planters in order to grow food that can be distributed in the community. They also plan to run an after-school cookery club.
All three pitches were successful and PhunkyFoods will be working with the children and local organisations to make their ideas a reality.
Look out for news on what Richardson Dees Primary School are doing with this initiative.