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23/05/20

Absolutely beautiful art work from our very talented Courtney! Well done!! https://t.co/32RUIcenEC

22/05/20

Wishing all of our families a very safe and happy half term! We will be back online and open for keyworker provision from Monday 1st June.

20/05/20

It’s National Thank A Teacher Day!! If any of our parents or students would like to send a free thank you card you can do so by following this link: https://t.co/pXmxXWBOIB

18/05/20

A reminder to all of our Meridian families that our childcare provision and online school will be closed for half term and will be back on Monday 1st June.

16/05/20

Welcome to our New Year 7 Cohort! We will be sending you your transition packs very soon! We can’t wait to meet you! https://t.co/JQEOU8AJ9F

13/05/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Opportunity to join our dynamic team on a journey of school improvement. Our team of students and staff make every day an incredible one https://t.co/yqa9RoQi6q

13/05/20

Absolutely fantastic work completed at home by our students making their own 3D cells. Well done Charley-Mae, Chloe, Millie and Aiden - rewards certificates are on the way! https://t.co/fwVMmGCn9d

05/05/20

Team Meridian have left our fantastic students a very special message! https://t.co/APrhmgzFt8

30/04/20

Beautiful "Kandinsky Style" Art work submitted online by Alfie who created this listening to Goosebumps by well done Alfie! https://t.co/MjaRNsHxTD

30/04/20

Great note taking from Della!! Well done and keep up the good work! https://t.co/wPoAKiaWTE

29/04/20

Great English work from Year 10 student Neelab! Brilliant notes on Animal Farm! https://t.co/nowcPx13cH

29/04/20

Exceptional self portrait work from Year 8 student Nathaniel submitted online today! We love seeing the hard work our students are doing at home! https://t.co/HDP357zgKy

29/04/20

For any of our parents and carers also looking for free online learning opportunities the government have created some online courses you may be interested in https://t.co/YvSNtOhUlx

28/04/20

Meridian High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Amy Anderson as our Head of School, working with Mrs Brooks as Executive Headteacher and our wonderful team of staff.

14/04/20

Thank You !!! Our students and staff appreciate the words of support! https://t.co/MAhuUlfhcD

12/04/20

Wishing our staff, students and families a very happy and safe Easter! https://t.co/6zgMUebHGw

05/04/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

- two publications from our staff and Dr S Davies. Relentlessly determined staff supporting our journey to good and beyond! https://t.co/a6dMaXiEOC

03/04/20

Very proud of our very own Dr Davies!! https://t.co/e1Ji1Xo6Et

03/04/20

Good Morning! Our online school closes today for the Easter holidays. We continue to offer an emergency childcare provision. We will be back online Monday 20th April and wish our families a safe and happy Easter break.

02/04/20

Over 100 pairs of science goggles and some masks ready to donate to Croydon Hospital! We are happy to be supporting our NHS! https://t.co/0BtVd4PL3n

Posted on: 18/01/2017

Edible Playground

Meridian High School is one of just three schools in Croydon, who have been developing an ‘Edible Playground’ over the last year as part of an exciting new approach to healthy eating and food education.

The Edible Playgrounds project is led by Trees for Cities and provides schools in urban areas with the opportunity to grow food in their playgrounds. Last year, in partnership with Trees for Cities, our school family saw the transformation of a disused outdoor space turn in to a beautiful Edible Playground. This garden area has raised beds full of vegetables and salad crops, a fruit tree orchard, a greenhouse and shed, a wormery and two teaching and learning spaces, all of which we share and work in together with the staff and students of Fairchildes Primary School.

We have a group of 20 student leaders who have the role of ‘Food Ambassadors’ at Meridian High School. It is their responsibility to select the crops they want to grow, plant, look after and finally harvest when they are ready. They are also responsible for the regular watering and weeding of the Edible Playground.

Last academic year and at the start of this school year, the ambassadors worked exceptionally hard and were very dedicated to learning new skills and developing their knowledge and understanding about gardening. Their hard work definitely paid off, as our salad bar in the school dining hall was packed with salad crops, all organically grown by our food ambassadors in the school’s Edible Playground. The students were thrilled to see their crops washed, prepared and ready to buy in the dining hall and our chef was also delighted with the quality of the produce given to him.

As we now quickly move in to the spring and summer terms, the ambassadors are getting the raised beds and greenhouse ready again to begin planting and sowing seeds. When asked how they envision the Edible Playground project moving forwards, our food ambassadors made the following comments:

  • “I want to invite my family and other people in the community to come in to school so that we can teach them how to grow their own food and cook it in a healthy way”
  • “I loved giving the food to the chef in our dining hall. It made me feel proud of what we have done and I can’t wait to carry on giving him more food to cook for us so that the staff and students can eat it”
  • “I am looking forward to teaching other students about the Edible Playground and the work we do out there”
  • “I want to sell our crops and turn our food growing in to a mini business so that everyone is eating produce grown by students at Meridian High School!”

We invite you to come and see for yourself the amazing work that our students have done and continue to do in the Edible Playground and indeed the great work that is happening in the whole school as part of our rapid improvement journey every day. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to organise a visit to our school. We look forward to welcoming you.