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Sustainable Practice from Field to Table
Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The projects main objective is enabling young people aged 15-30 mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities to have a reflective learning experience which will further enable them in their vocational, academic and personal lives. The projects main activity will be an exchange program between two partner colleges for 1 week each; 1 week in London, 1 week in Copenhagen to evaluate and engage in different team projects within both cities based around the subject of food sustainability. This will be an enrichment activity not based on the program of study that the students are engaged in within their respective colleges but related in that it is about food. The exchange activities will focus on building teams, working together and developing innovative ideas which are ethical and socially responsible. We are using the subject of sustainability of food resources as it is important to the students and to everyone on the planet. A total of 35 students will be involved in this project. Students will set themselves challenging learning objectives, will design, organise and manage the project and the related activities. They will participate in and contribute to the project from the bottom up and in this way will develop transferable skills in managing projects and evaluating the impact of their own project design. We envisage that students will further develop existing skill-sets and aquire new ones, acquire new knowledge of sustainable food culture and develop their personal and social skills. Impact in the longer term will be around enhanced personal confidence and a heightened inter-cultural and European awareness. Through having these participation opportunities our students will also see the 'bigger picture' perhaps aspire to greater life goals, which may include higher academic achievement and increased mobility in their future careers.

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