Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe supports Health for Life programme at Selly Oak Trust School

Birmingham’s Health for Life in primary schools programme has celebrated the opening of a ‘green gym’ and fruit orchard with Steve McCabe MP for Selly Oak and employee volunteers from Mondelēz International and programme partners, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).  

Funded by the Mondelēz International Foundation and delivered by TCV, the ‘green gym’ and fruit orchard located at Selly Oak Trust Schoolwill encourage pupils to grow their own fruit and learn about healthy eating.

Steve McCabe MP, said: “It was great to visit Selly Oak Trust School and see the latest developments and meet the pupils benefiting from the investment. Health for Life is a fantastic initiative and it is good to see how the programme is inspiring pupils towards a healthier future. I completely support a programme which is making such a difference to those living in South Birmingham”

Volunteers from Mondelēz International visited the Selly Oak primary school earlier this year and worked to create the school’s vision of a ‘Heritage Fruit Orchard’ by planting fruit trees and placing picnic benches for pupils to enjoy. 

Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondeléz International said: “Mondelēz International is dedicated to giving back to the people living in the areas surrounding our sites, so we’re pleased to be able to support Selly Oak Trust School and its pupils.”

James Hawkins, Creative Curriculum Leader at Selly Oak Trust School, added: “We’re extremely grateful to the volunteers for giving up their time to help us create our orchard and ‘green gym’ which our pupils are all really excited about.”

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