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St Francis Church of England Aided Junior School

"To be the best we can be"

Please help your child be healthy in school: they need a water bottle in school every day and PE kits need to be in school on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Y6 will be swimming on a Thursday until half term. BOOK BUS - come and visit the bus ran by The Book People on Thursday 13th.

Gardening and Cookery Club

Admiring our fresh produce!

Growing Together is a family learning food growing and cookery club run by OASES North East who are an outdoor and sustainability education charity based in County Durham. The project is funded by BBC Children in Need to help families to learn practical skills for healthy eating. The families grow, cook and eat their own produce during club time and have seeds and plants to continue at home. 


St Francis CE Junior School started the project in April 2018 with a group of 8 - 9 families coming to the after school club. Each family was allocated their own small growing plot in the school garden and with seeds and plants provided through the project they started to grow their own vegetables. OASES staff provide expert gardening advice and work alongside the school staff to help the children and their carers to grow, harvest and cook their own vegetables. We have regular healthy snacks where the children taste a different vegetable that they have never eaten before.