OzHarvest has launched new online resources for their primary school program FEAST, making home learning about sustainability, food waste and healthy eating both fun and engaging. The curriculum-aligned education program aimed at year 5 and 6 students has now been adapted for online learning and even the whole family can get involved!
Amelia Berner, OzHarvest’s FEAST Education Manager, said schools are now looking for creative ways to make online teaching a positive experience for teachers, student and parents and still meet the curriculum requirements.
“The essential ingredients for learning are having fun and being engaged. As we all adjust to home learning, we know this is a challenge for teachers, parents and students. FEAST was designed to be interactive with hands-on learning both in school and now at home. The new online resources are available via a ready to go package of lessons and activities available on our website, once a school signs up for the program. We’ve even created some additional resources for parents looking for easy and fun home-schooling activities.”
Helen Peacock, a teacher at Tempe Public School said schools are looking for different ways to engage students in their homes and with their families at this time. “FEAST is a great way to get kids learning, helping around the house and thinking about food waste, which is more front of mind now than ever before. The resources are written in child friendly language with clear instructions making it easy for students to know what to do and how to do it.”
Each FEAST lesson involves online research, fact finding, worksheets, video links and fun activities including a fridge and fruit bowl audit, recipe creation and cooking! There are lots of easy recipe ideas to get you started including Chocolate Banana Cookies, Wholemeal Pita Pizza and Taco Salad. The program offers online resources that can also be printed out for students who might not have access to technology.
Parents can download the free ‘Feast at home’ resources which include worksheets on how to reduce your foodprint, food safety, fridge and fruit bowl audit, healthy eating and create your own ‘wasty’ recipe.
For more information and to sign up for the free* online resources, head to ozharvest.org/feast
*OzHarvest is happy to announce that funding is available for eligible schools to implement the program, contact the FEAST team for more information.