At Hampton Primary School, we firmly believe that for our learners to gain the most from their classes, the lessons must be interactive and genuinely engage their young minds. That's why we put so much effort into making the classes we teach relevant, fun, and memorable.
As such, the pupils of Hampton recently celebrated World Food Day. World Food Day is an annual day of celebration in honour of the founding date of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation in 1945. With a goal of “Zero Hunger,” it focuses a spotlight on the plight of those who do not possess food security – meaning, despite the abundance of agricultural foods grown around the world, there are still people starving unnecessarily.
Each year, World Food Day is assigned a different theme to draw attention to a particular area of need as it pertains to actions necessary to correct the issue. This year's theme was, "Our Actions are Our Future," and focused on the need for sustainable practices in agriculture and mindfulness of the environment.
We encouraged our pupils to participate in World Food Day because we understand that by empowering them with the knowledge to make wise decisions today about the foods they eat, we are laying a foundation for them to be healthy, productive members of society tomorrow.
As part of our celebration, our pupils dressed up as different foods and completed worksheets to learn how nutritional the foods their costumes represented are. In an era where obesity rates and diseases such as diabetes and those affecting heart health continue to rise around the globe due to the amount of highly processed foods consumed, it's essential that our learners understand how their food choices can affect them later in life.
As a school we actively work toward creating highly memorable learning activities so that we can take learning out of the classroom, making it more fun and interactive. This way, our pupils are always engaged and love learning.