Edible Playground Community

A Growing Community

We’re building a network of Edible Playgrounds around the UK, each one exciting young people about healthy eating and getting active outdoors.

We work with schools to find out what the teaching staff, pupils and parents want from the Edible playgrounds, draw up a plan – then advise schools in how to raise the funds to make the playground a reality.

We help design and create Edible Playgrounds and offer support and advice for a year after a playground is installed.

Have a look at some of our Edible Playgrounds

Cubitt Town Junior School, Tower Hamlets, London

Budget: £35000
Raised: £35000 secured; £0 to go

Cubitt Town Junior School is an above average sized junior school in Tower Hamlets with 369 pupils on roll. Pupils are happy, friendly, well behaved and they love learning, despite some significant life barriers. Over 50% of children at the school are entitled to Free School Meals, which is significantly higher than the UK average.  

The school had a sizeable green play area which was largely underused, so we created an Edible Playground that would enhance school learning and include food growing, food education. cooking and healthy eating.

Robyn Bruce, Head Teacher at Cubitt Town Junior School said:

My main aim is to provide my pupils with a quality green space, but also to get parents involved in looking after the space and using the food grown.  We want our school community to get their hands dirty and enjoy being outside!  Having an Edible Playground will help us move forward in our quest to reach gold in the award marks – specifically, Healthy Schools, Advanced Extended Schools and the Science Quality Mark”.

This project is kindly supported by Tower Hill Trust.

Southern Road Primary School, Newham, London

Budget: £30000
Raised: £30000 secured; £0 to go

Southern Road Primary School is a larger than average primary school of nearly 700 pupils, including a nursery. The school serves a multi-cultural and multi-faith community with over thirty different languages represented within the pupil population.

The school has a strong passion to get children outside and learn about how to be healthy, while linking this with other areas of the curriculum.Over the years the school has been developing their school grounds, in which they already have areas to exercise. They have a small orchard on the school grounds, so creating an edible playground is the next logical step for the school.  

By transforming an area of their school yard into an Edible Playground the school will enhance learning and health, including food growing, cooking and healthy eating, food education and enterprise.

 

Our Edible Playground schools

  • Old Church Nursery
  • Carlton Primary School
  • St Paul’s Whitechapel, CE Primary School
  • Berrymede Junior School
  • Henry Fawcett Primary School
  • Copenhagen Primary School
  • Hitherfield Primary School
  • Rotherfield Primary School
  • St Saviours Primary School
  • Manorfield Primary School
  • Mount Stewart Primary School
  • Featherstone High School
  • Havelock Primary School
  • Lady Margaret Primary School
  • Southbank International – Hampstead and Notting Hill
  • Tetherdowne Primary School
  • Moulsecombe Primary and Nursery School
  • The Palmer Primary Academy
  • Baguley Hall Primary School
  • Fairchildes Primary School and Meridian High School
  • St Teresa De Lisieux Catholic Primary School, Liverpool
  • Southborough Primary School, Bromley
  • Blair Peach Primary School, Ealing
  • Lady Margaret’s Primary School, Southall, London
  • Charlotte Sharman Primary School, Southwark, London
  • Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth, London
  • St Giles School, South Croydon
  • Old Church Nursery, Tower Hamlets, London
  • Henry Fawcett, Lambeth, London
  • Berrymede Junior School, Ealing, London
  • Fairchildes Primary School And Meridian High School, Croydon
  • The Palmer Academy, Reading
  • Baguley Hall Primary School, Manchester
  • Hitherfield Primary School, Lambeth, London
  • Rotherfield Primary School, Islington, London
  • Copenhagen Primary School, Islington, London
  • St Paul’s Whitechapel, CE Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London
  • Carlton Primary School, Camden, London
  • Rockmount Primary School, Croydon, London
  • Moulsecoomb Primary School, Brighton, The City Of Brighton And Hove
  • Blair Peach Primary, Ealing, London
  • Stamford Hill Primary, Haringey, London
  • Riverside Bridge Primary, Barking & Dagenham, London
  • Monksdown Primary School, Liverpool
  • Holy Name Catholic Primary School, Liverpool
  • Marner Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London
  • Oasis Primary School, Sheffield

Edible Playgrounds

Southern Road Primary School, Newham, London

100% Donated/£0 To Go
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Oasis Academy Don Valley, Sheffield

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Cubitt Town Junior School, Tower Hamlets, London

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