Castelli International school is nestled amongst vineyards and olive groves and provides the ideal backdrop to spark children’s interest in the art of growing and producing fresh healthy food. The Earth to Table project aims to teach children the importance of growing food, and how much healthier and tastier fresh fruit and vegetables can be. The children have over the years created their own vegetable garden, built a greenhouse out of discarded plastic bottles, been involved in harvesting olives, grapes, making wine and learning hands on what food production involves.
Recently we’ve launched the second part of our project, embarking on an exploration of what nutrition is. You can read about the The Nutrition Project here.
Earth To Table Updates
This week the children of the elementary school have been learning about legumes: fresh bean pods were brought to class for the children to open Content on this site is restricted to parents, students and Castelli International Staff.If you are an existing user, login below. To Register to use the website , signup today Existing […]
It’s fun to be outside and learning so much in October!
Classes 1 and 2 took a trip to the farm recently to learn about where our food come from. How flowers become fruit, harvesting, animal Content on this site is restricted to parents, students and Castelli International Staff.If you are an existing user, login below. To Register to use the website , signup today Existing […]
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An article came out in International Herald Tribune (31/10/2012) on the effort of the US Dept. of Agriculture’s efforts to set new standards for the nation’s school lunches to “foster good health and counter the epidemic of obesity afflicting youngsters”. The title of the article is: “Kids push healthy plates aside in U.S. schools”, and the reason […]
An update on our You Are What You Eat project with the Elementary School
To kick start their research project, the middle school classes also took part in the grape harvest.
The children in our elementary school have been exploring how the food we eat becomes part of our bodies and how important it is, that growing children eat healthy, nutritious food. We Are What We Eat is part of the Earth to Table Project.
Report on Castelli International School’s annual Earth to Table Project, where children learn and participate in growing healthy vegetables and fruit in the school’s vegetable garden. This project links to the syllabus and is also used for personal development opportunities.
We’re so much more than just a school! Our school is part of a wider, functioning community and at this time of year (October), the community is busy with the annual olive harvest, and our children play an important part in that too. Using olives as a spring board about all sorts of learning, the […]
It’s harvest time in the hills, and around Castelli some of the best wines are about to be made. Our school is lucky to be set amongst the vineyards and as part of our integrated education programmes, we take the children out to learn about the ancient practice for picking grapes. The children learn lots […]