Healthy Schools Week

Healthy Schools Week

Torpoint Community College will be taking part in Healthy Schools Week from Monday 11th– Friday 15th May in conjunction with Global Food Revolution Day with the support of Debbie Thorpe, Volunteer Super Food Revolution Ambassador.

During the weeks leading up to the event and including the week of the 11th-15th May there will be a massive focus on healthy lifestyles; through diet, exercise and general wellbeing. This will be delivered by the PE department during their normal lessons as well as DT Food, where there will be a huge focus on eating for health. Furthermore, there will be a nutritionist in assembly to talk to the students about healthy eating and active lifestyles, as well as a range of different tutor activities. TCC is in the process of organising for local chefs to come into to do cooking demonstrations, as well as this we are in the process of organising sponsorship for a “dish of the day” in the college canteen using a local and seasonal ingredient.  On Friday 15th May Year 7 DT students will be taking part in “Jamie Oliver’s Food revolution cook off” which will hopefully not only be fun, but also show students that healthy eating isn’t boring and doesn’t take ages either!!

During assemblies students will be invited to complete the Food Revolution petition which can be found here

Although we are still finalising events, which will be shared with students once they have been confirmed, there will be a competition running until 8th May for students to take part in.

KS3: A Healthy Dessert Using Fruit or Vegetables. Design a healthy dessert using any fruits or vegetables.

KS4: The Foodbank Challenge: Design a Healthy Main Course (meat, fish or vegetarian) using ingredients you might receive from a foodbank.

Students are asked to either email a copy of the recipe method to Mrs Donald along with a list of ingredients, a photo of the finished dish as well as their name and DOB, or they can simply hand in their recipe to her in room 16.

The competition is running between now and Summer 2015, with the closing date for entries on Friday 8th May 2015.

Winners will be notified by Monday 1st June 2015 and the Celebration Lunch where the winning dishes will be cooked and served will take place in June 2015. Their final dish will also be made into an online cooking book.

Mrs Fiona Donald