Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles
Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating initiative for primary school pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries and turnips. Schools are supplied with grow packs containing everything they needed to grow a veritable feast of healthy foods!
The Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health and Children, through the Healthy Ireland framework, have joined Agri Aware’s Incredible Edibles patrons along with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Bia and the horticulture industry to support this important healthy eating educational programme for primary level students.
On the Incredible Edibles website you can download curriculum linked activity sheets, a log book, a growing planner and you will also find growing videos to help you get set up. Everything that's needed to learn about where food comes from and the importance of fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Registration is now closed for the Incredible Edibles 2016 project.
If you have registered for this year's project check out our Incredible Edibles Blog here
Each year, schools participating in Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles Healthy Eating project will have the opportunity to win a number of prizes, including a polytunnel, a VIP trip for a class to Family Farm, Dublin Zoo, vouchers and a class recipe to be included on the Incredible Edibles website.
A total of 1,219 schools registered for Incredible Edibles 2016, with Montessori, Gaelscoils and Special Schools entering for the first time.
A total of 65 logbooks were submitted for this years project and Agri Aware's Incredible Edibles Team had the hard task of shortlisting to 10 and finally deliberating to select the overall winners.
1st prize – School polytunnel
3rd class - Sacred Heart Primary School, Newline, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
2nd prize – Trip to Dublin Zoo
Senior 3 – St Patrick’s Special School, Bohreen Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
3rd prizes – vouchers
Best Montessori submission
Barnesmore Montessori School, Barnesmore CC, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Best ‘As Gaeilge’ submission
2nd, 4th and 5th classes from S.N. Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich, Edeninfagh, Glenties, Co. Donegal
Best digital submission
Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Clonburris National School, Dunawley Ave., Clondalkin, Dublin 22
For more information on Incredible Edibles, contact Dr. Elizabeth Finnegan (project coordinator) via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +353 (0)1 4601103 and visit the Incredible Edibles website