Monday, 6 January 2014

About the project

Following the students success in the Illuminated Texts project during term one, we are happy to announce the next project which will run within Science and Learning to Learn lessons.

The project is called Educate A Town ( E.A.T ) project, and the students will be challenged to write a book to promote healthy eating to our community. The students will learn about the structure and function of the digestive system, the components of a balanced diet, the role each nutrient plays in the body. The students will also develop their collaboration, communication and creative skills as well as practicing the scientific skills of analysis, working in a laboratory and writing like a scientist.  

We are most grateful to a whole host of volunteers who have offered to be profiled in the book. Each volunteer has been selected as they have a unique view of diet whether it be from a medical, athletic or particular health need.  Each volunteer has selected 6 items of food they would place in a healthy shopping basket, the students will then proceed to analyse the nutrients and write scientifically about their findings. We have also been lucky to involve a team of research scientists from Newcastle University’s Human Nutrition Research Centre who will help launch the project, answer student questions and act as experts during critique of student work. We are therefore hopefully that we will be able to publish a high quality book for sale by the end of this term.

An exhibition will be hosted to allow the students to share their experiences and promote their book and healthy diets to our community.

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