On Friday we were asked by Public Health England to help launch the Food Smart App. This app helps us to make informed decisions about food choices. Once an item has been scanned, the app tells us how much sugar, salt and saturated fats a product contains.
The children really enjoyed being detectives and looking at what was in products, which helped them to make choices that supported their health.
As a school we see the importance of making informed choices about health, so all children will get the opportunity to use this app during our well being week which starts on Monday 6th of March.
On the 22nd of February, Crabtree Farm were pleased to welcome Dianne Hedditch from the Parliament Education Service.
Dianne delivered a whole school assembly introducing the idea of parliament (decision making and the people involved) and then led two workshops throughout the morning to a range of pupils to develop their knowledge on law making and understanding debate.
Over 100 children were directly involved in the workshops. Every single child benefited hugely from these sessions and were left buzzing with excitement about how they one day could be helping to shape laws in our country and were beginning to share ideas about how they could support decision making and choices in our school.
Dianne shared knowledge about our democratic system and was pleased to know that so many children in our school already knew who their local MP is (Graham Allen Nottingham North).
We would love to continue having debates and discussions about important decisions in our school and local communi...
On Wednesday the 8th of February, our School Council were warmly welcomed by the Sheriff of Nottingham to be presented with certificates for their efforts in supporting the Foodbank.
Before Christmas our Year 5 School Councillors worked in Tesco in Bulwell with our School Governor Chris Tilley in collecting as much food as possible to support those who are sometimes unable to buy food for themselves or their families.
Crabtree Farm Primary have been supporting this valuable cause in one way or another for the last 4 years by collecting food in school or by working on the collection with the support of the staff from Tesco itself.
Chris Tilley (Community Champion and School Governor) along with his manager awarded the certificates with the Sheriff at a special tea party organised and held at the Nottingham City Council House in one of the private rooms. The councillors were treated to drinks, biscuits and lots of conversation about the history of civic responsibility and the Foodbank it...
Here are two of our Year Five children who have decided to create their own posters to support the use of the Childline website for children in our school. They have kindly taken up their own time to help others. These posters will be displayed on the School Council display board next to our Year Four classes.
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Well done to our Year Five's for their wonderful posters.