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Green Fingers – The Big Grow

May 13 - May 17

|Recurring Event (See all)
until 15th July 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We would like to invite your child to join us for Green Fingers –The Big Grow between May 13thand 17th. This year we’ve teamed up with Innocent Drinks to celebrate the seed to plate food journey and get more children gardening.

We’ll be inviting pupils to try a different taster each day and vote on their favourite dish, these tasters will include Beetroot Yoghurt Dip with Crudités and Melon & Pineapple Salsa.

In addition to this every day pupils enjoy a school lunch, they’ll be in with a chance of finding a golden ticket and winning an Innocent home growing kit which contains compost, seeds, a growing guide and a certificate.

That’s not all –with stickers and every school entered into a prize draw to win a gardening experience day it’s going to be a week full of gardening surprises!

We hope your child chooses to join us for a fun packed week!

School Information Sheet 

About Green Fingers – The Big Grow
Green Fingers – The Big Grow will run for a week,
from 13th May to 17th May 2019.

For the past 7 years, ISS has held Green Fingers in the spring to help teach pupils about the seed to plate journey. We think it’s a great opportunity for us to support your school and encourage pupils to try new foods. This year we have collaborated with Innocent Drinks and their ‘big grow’ project to deliver an exciting week of gardening with bigger and better prizes than last year!

In addition to the dining hall activities detailed below, by taking part, your school will be entered into a prize draw to win one of four Gardening Experience Days. The winning schools will get a visit from Chris Collins, TV gardener, who will deliver a full day of gardening using Innocent School Gardening Kits (pictured). That’s not all, the Innocent van will be making surprise visits with refreshments to some of the winning schools too!

What’s Happening This Year?

Daily Prizes
Pupils will get the chance to win a prize every day during Green Fingers – The Big Grow by finding a golden ticket. Each day tickets will be placed under plates or trays. Each ticket found will win the lucky
pupil an Innocent Home Growing Kit, which contains compost, a seed pack, a growing guide and a certificate (see image right).

Daily Food Tasters
Your school’s catering team will provide daily food tasters alongside the normal menu during the Green Fingers week. These will include:
Tomato & Herb Bread
Beetroot Yoghurt Dip with Crudités
Berry Biscuit
Nachos with Melon & Pineapple Salsa
Roast Butternut Squash Wedges

Voting Boards
Each day, the children will be invited to vote on the taster to tell us if they loved it, thought it was okay or disliked it! This feedback will help us when developing our new menus.

What Else is Going On?
ISS will also be sharing school activities on social media. Visit @ISS_Education on Twitter to see what
other schools are getting up to!

If you would like any further information, please contact hello@feedinghungryminds.co.uk
Thank you!


May 13
May 17