An assembly is a great way to inform students about Meat Free Monday and spark their interest. Let students know that the school would be joining a whole network of individuals, organisations, schools, groups and celebrities who are doing their bit to protect the planet.
Most external caterers can offer a Meat Free Monday menu if schools request it. You might even find that your caterer already has one! If your school has in-house caterers then arrange a meeting to discuss the options.
Trial Meat Free Monday
Suggest a trial Meat Free Monday so staff and students get a chance to try the food and discuss the issues.
Preston Manor introduced Meat Free Monday in 2010. After more than a decade, with a desire to build on the programme’s positive impact on students, the school plans to continue the programme indefinitely.
That reducing one’s meat intake has a positive effect on people and planet
How to be more responsible global citizens
Where to find and how to prepare healthy meat free food
Measuring Meat Free Monday
A series of mathematical activities involving proportion and conversion between different units of measure. These introduce MFM and, by working through the relevant calculations, encourage students to explore the facts in the MFM documentary short ‘One Day a Week’ for themselves.
Students explore how humans’ feelings and needs are similar to those of other living beings, describe how animals confined to factory farms and transported to slaughterhouses might feel and debate whether humans can justify eating other animals.
* GUEST RESOURCE * Meat Free Monday: The Kitchen Samba
Created by Keir Crawley, Head of Performing Arts at Preston Manor All Through Co-operative Trust School, this is an exciting four-lesson unit which aims to develop Year 6 and 7 students’ understanding of rhythm, ostinato and syncopation using Samba – and all within the context of Meat Free Monday. The unit explores the basic patterns found in Samba music and develops them using items found in a typical kitchen: sieves, whisks, baking trays, dustbins, cutlery and blenders!