Lord Mayor presents Selly Oak with healthy eating award

SELLY Oak Nursery School had a taste of success when it received an award from Birmingham Lord Mayor Mohammed Azim for championing a healthy lifestyle.

Deputy Head Teacher Laura Foster, High Level TA Emma Wilson and several children attended a special event at the Council House and were presented with a plaque for promoting the Health For Life project.

Health For Life is a partnership between Birmingham Services for Education (BSE) and Mondelez International – who have provided the funding – and encourages families eating more healthily.

Selly Oak was one of a handful of forward-thinking nurseries in Birmingham who implemented the scheme, which had only previously been open to primary schools.

Over the last year, Selly Oak has encouraged children to plant and harvest fresh vegetables and tomatoes, as well as prepare tasty meals such as vegetable soup and potato salads.

Staff talked with our children about healthy eating, while parents filled in questionnaires on the topic.

Mums and dads were also encouraged to cook with their littles ones during special lessons in Forest School.

Also, families were asked to contribute healthy recipes, which Selly Oak hopes to compile into a book to be sold in the future. They have applied for extra funding from Mondelez to print the books.

Mondelez had already generously donated £1,000 to the School to pay for equipment for a cooking station, which is in the process of being installed.

TASTE OF SUCCESS: Deputy Head Laura Foster (right), HLTA Emma Wilson (left) and three children were presented with a special plaque by Lord Mayor Mohammed Azim at the Council House.