Project Fruitful

We are delighted to announce that St Jérôme School is launching a new curriculum project called Project Fruitful. #projectfruitful
You may remember that Dr. David Bourne spoke briefly about this at our Harvest Festival Service.

The aim of this project is to support aspects of the school curriculum relating to growing and seasonal change and to encourage children to be involved in growing, harvesting and cooking fruit
and vegetables.

We plan to:

  • Develop a school garden and or allotment in which our children and members of the community can grow plants, fruit and vegetables
  • Encourage children to be outdoors, to enjoy nature and support their physical and emotional well-being
  • Encourage families to be involved in gardening and growing projects at home and in the local community
  • Encourage children to safely prepare and enjoy healthy food

We will be working in partnership with Harrow NHS, The Royal Horticultural Society and our school caterer The Pantry and a range of community groups to bring our exciting vision to life.
We need your help and we hope that as many families as possible will want to be involved.

Firstly, as we begin this project, we are keen for families to complete a survey. This is online and will only take a few minutes.
Your responses will help us to plan the project and measure the impact we are having.

You can access the survey here

We are also keen to invite any parents who are interested in finding out more or being part of the project to attend a launch event in the school hall on Friday 30th November at 2pm.
Dr. David Bourne and a representative from The Royal Horticultural Society will speak and there will then be the opportunity to consider how we can engage our whole community with this exciting project.

It would be helpful to know how many people plan to attend the launch event. If you are able to come, please register your interest via the attached Google Form.

https://goo.gl/forms/tpkJOpToa8VmIWSA2

Thank you for your help and support.