Food for Life

We have recently achieved the Silver Food for Life Award in our school.

A Food for Life Schools Award is a great way to demonstrate that our school is doing fantastic work to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community.

We are already doing some great work within school that goes towards achieving this award and we have made some changes in order to meet the criteria of the award. We will keep you updated on here, our Facebook page and on school newsletters with any exciting developments.


We have recently been awarded the Healthy Schools award due to our commitment to promoting healthy attitudes and healthy lifestyles across our school. Well done everyone!


A Healthy School:

  • is one that promotes physical, social, emotional and mental health and helps equip pupils, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. 
  • is successful in supporting pupils to do their best and build on their achievements; it is committed to ongoing improvement and development.
  • recognises the importance of investing in health and wellbeing to assist in the process of raising children and young people's achievement levels.
  • involves the whole school community, parents, governors, staff and pupils in improving children's health, wellbeing and happiness, helping them to get the most out of life.

Here are some of the changes we have recently made:

Lunchtimes at Copthorne:

The children are now using plates, bowls and trays in our dining hall and things are going really well! We are very proud of how sensible the children are being with the new equipment. Well done everyone!

SNAG Group (School Nutrition Action Group)

We now have our own SNAG group. The aim of the group is to review our school nutrition and promote healthy eating for our staff and pupils alike.

Weekly Gardening Club

We have an area on our playground where we grow vegetables and we also have our own plastic bottle greenhouse where we grow exciting things too! We have enjoyed eating some of our vegetables at lunchtime.

Some of our Year 1 children tending to the garden area:


Eating some of the food the children have grown:


Grandparents Tea Party

The children invited their Grandparents to enjoy afternoon tea with them. The children helped to make and prepare some of the food too. We even ordered a sunny day!