Freshford has a keen interest in making sure the children eat healthy food which is why great care is taken when choosing the lunch menus. Children can also choose to bring their own lunch to school if preferred.
The school kitchen holds the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze Catering Award.
All children have a healthy snack mid morning, usually a piece of fruit, and are encouraged to take plenty of exercise during playtimes. Our infant children benefit from the government’s Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, which offers a variety of different fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
A high proportion of children enjoy a wide variety of after school clubs, the majority of which are sports related and delivered by qualified coaches.
Over and above timetabled PE slots the children at Freshford benefit from a wide range of additional coaching sessions from specialist trainers in a variety of sports. They also attend termly sports festivals at Ralph Allen School.
In response to questionnaire responses from children and parents and as a result of the GRUB Group’s unstinting efforts, we are delighted that in collaboration with B&NES School Meals Service we have succeeded in having our own school menus accepted and printed by the Local Authority. A copy of this term’s menu can be found below. Our level of school meals uptake remains high and we hope that with the introduction of these new menus the number of children choosing to have a cooked lunch will rise even higher.
We strive to encourage a healthy start to the day through our Walk to School initiatives. In line with our Travel Plan, we are keen to see emissions reduced to ensure our children’s and grandchildren’s future and from time to time send out questionnaires to seek your input. The school continues to work closely with the Highways Group, which represents both Freshford and Limpley Stoke Parishes, in order to try and improve shared space for pedestrians and road users in Freshford, Middle Stoke and Limpley Stoke.