The School is the Menu

What would your school look like in a dish?

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Sustainability and our future Wellbeing and resilience


Lesson plan


60 minutes

Celebrate your school’s unique character by using this free activity to create a signature dish inspired by the school and everyone in it.

The School Is the Menu is an activity designed to create your school’s own food culture inspired by stories gathered from your school community. The free downloadable PDF contains plenty of prompts for inspiration, from the buildings and the grounds of your school to the cultures, communities and stories of the people who learn, study and work in it.

The School Is the Menu is inspired by Dandelion, a creative celebration of growing, music and community. Schools in Scotland can serve their dish as part of Dandelion’s Harvest celebrations in September 2022, but every school in the UK is invited to take part in this activity and create their own dish.

Activity Guide

Curriculum links

PSHE: Health and wellbeing
English: Writing, Composition
Key Stages: KS2

Northern Ireland:
Personal development and mutual understanding: Health, growth and change
Language and Literacy: Writing
Key Stages: KS1, KS2

Health & Wellbeing
Social studies: People, place & environment.
Literacy & English: Writing
Levels: First Level, Second Level

Health and wellbeing
Languages, Literacy and Communication: Expressing ourselves through languages
Progression Steps: PS3