Fuel For School is a revolutionary program through which primary schools can join The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) in the global fight against food waste. We will help your school to take direct environmental action and make a positive change in your local community. Our educational program enables you to use this exciting environmental campaign as a live and active learning environment for your pupils.
A bit of background
The program was conceived at Richmond Hill Primary School in Leeds, which lead to the headteacher, Nathan Atkinson, being shortlisted for the Varkey Foundation Global Teaching prize. We are now working to introduce this fantastic program at all primary schools in the Sheffield region, starting with 2 pilot schools: Greenhill Primary School and Walkley Primary School. This short video will give you an impression.
When you join our program, the Real Junk Food Project Sheffield will make a weekly delivery of food to your school for a food market. For parents and families this food market provides access to fresh and healthy food. For children the food and the market are used as an exciting tactile and active learning environment in which they can develop skills and affinities around food, fairness and sustainability. For the environment you will be saving up to 20 tons of carbon by helping us use this food that would have otherwise gone to landfill.
More in depth information
If you’re interested and would like to know more, please get in touch with our education team:
- Telephone: 07970 841 545
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can also be found via the following links:
- Using Fuel For School for learning.
- Environmental and social impact of Fuel For School.
- How Fuel For School supports Sheffield’s School Improvement Strategy
- Fuel For School Leaflet
- Getting Started with Fuel For School
External links and media
- How Christ Church Academy in Windhill is helping the planet and its pupils through Fuel for School project – Telegraph & Argus, February 10th 2017
- Leeds headteacher nominated for $1 million education prize – Yorkshire Evening Post, December 14th 2016
- Hungry children fed by The Real Junk Food Project in UK food waste initiative – Independent, October 18th 2016
- The Real Junk Food Project: revolutionising how we tackle food waste – The Observer, September 18th 2016
- Fuel For School Project – Nutritious Food And No Waste – The Yorkshire Reporter, January 1st 2016
School websites featuring Fuel For School
- Richmond Hill Primary School – Originator of Fuel For School Program
- Walkley Primary School – Sheffield pilot school