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Mindful Garden Vegetables - Education Centre Trip

On Thursday 25th April, the School Council, Mrs Kevan and Gemma visited the Education Centre, at the Waste and Recycling Centre, to spend the afternoon with the local Recycling Centre Coordinator, Laura.

In the Education Centre, we reviewed the impact of the ideal ‘zero’ food miles and decided how we could prepare or cook different fruit (blueberries and strawberries) and vegetables (potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic and herbs: mint, thyme, basil, sage), that have been grown in Brighton Avenue Primary School’s Mindful Garden or at the Education Centre’s Garden. The children were excited to make smoothies and soup using the fruit, vegetables and herbs we had grown and other ingredients, for example, vegan stock cubes.

The children were amazing when discussing what steps were needed to be taken to get, for example, our grown potatoes into a soup; carefully, they followed the step-by-step instructions to prepare, make and cook both a delicious soup and smoothie! All the adults were so proud of the School Council.

We’re excited to see what will next be grown in our Mindful Garden!

Mrs Kevan and Gemma.

March 2024 - We met as a group to look at what we had grown in the Mindful Garden this year and thought about what we could cook with it. Together, we put together the presentation below and presented it in assembly! In April we plan to visit Wrekenton Recycling Centre to make some delicious recipes that has all been grown at school. Well done councillors for all of your hard work.

What is the school council?


The school council is a group of children who attend meetings twice each term and discuss ideas and suggestions on how to make the school better. They are good role models for the children at Brighton Avenue Primary. 

We have class representatives from Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. 


What we do


Class representatives listen to their classes and write their ideas down to discuss at the meetings.

They are responsible for bringing all class suggestion boxes to school council meetings to share and discuss suggestions put forward by children. 


Why is the school council important?


School Council meetings give our children a voice that is listened to.

School council contributes to improving the school and helps headteacher Mrs Allan by coming up with lots of great ideas. 

School council help make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children's learning and development such as fundraising or representing the school at outside events. 

Tuesday 14th March 2023 - Connecting Schools To Nature Project.


Our School Council and Eco Warriors were proud to be selected to host a stall to showcase some of the fantastic green transformation work we are doing here at Brighton Avenue Primary School.  The purpose of the Hancock Museum event is to give out prizes and awards to schools, including framed certificates for participation.  Volunteers and staff from the project, hosted this private event along with one of our school govenors, representatives from environmental organisations, universities, funding bodies, the council, local MP and members from the press at this amazing event.


Katie from the British Ecological Society stated 'It was so lovely to see all of the photos and everything the pupils had been up to; I especially loved the '5 ways to wellbeing' work they had been doing.  So amazing and inspiring to see the pupils and staff!'