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St Francis Church of England Aided Junior School

"To be the best we can be"

We have a Bonfire Night theme day lunch on Friday 25 October. Menus are coming home tonight. Please can we have these sent back to school by this Friday. If your child normally has packed lunch and would like to join in, please complete the menu and let us know in the school office.

Gardening and Cookery Club

Valentine Bakes!

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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.