Over three days in October, pupils from Winnall Primary School joined Winchester College staff and pupils to celebrate UN World Food Day through a rich programme of experiences exploring sustainability in food production and preparation. During this annual event, children from Years 5 and 6 learnt about everything from farming and foraging to survival skills and smoothies.
A visit to Rushmere Farm in the Meon Valley gave insights into the benefits of organic farming and during a trip to Cameron's Cottage in the New Forest, the children enjoyed foraging in the forest, hunting for fungi and harvesting quinces to make into jelly on an open fire.
The children spent the third day at Winchester, where they learnt about fitness and nutrition with our rowing coaches, and explored forest survival with our Natural History Fellow, Eve Cavey. They particularly enjoyed working with our chefs on the smoothie bike and, after a session on World Food Day, the group embraced the challenge of a debate on the topic of hunger with the College's debating team.
Alison Rhodes, Headteacher of Winnall Primary School, said of the programme, "Thank you so much for your kindness to our children last week. They thoroughly enjoyed their days out with you, and were especially excited about Cameron's Cottage. We really appreciated the time and effort that goes into working with us at Winnall, and are very grateful for what you, your team and the senior pupils do."
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
29th November 2022
470 children from local primary school experienced the wonder of an orchestral performance at our annual Primary Schools Concert.
22nd November 2022
Year 6 primary school pupils were invited to take over our museum, Treasury, and create their own pop-up art exhibition.
7th November 2022
Renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville gave our annual wildlife lecture, which was attended by 450 primary pupils from across the county. Primary pupils' poetry was recognised at a prizegiving tea after the talk.
18th October 2022
On Monday 17 October, Winchester hosted an Eco Conference for 250 state school pupils and staff from across Hampshire, focused on topics related to climate change and sustainability.
12th October 2022
Training delivered to public-facing staff, as part of National Inclusion Week, 26 September – 2 October 2022.