Meet the School Team!

The Move More Eat Well campaign might already be in full swing with plenty of events happening in the community, but right now the school team of partners Sustrans and Garden Organic are working hard getting ready to spread healthiness across the schools of Cofton, Longbridge, Rubery and Northfield.
But who is this enthusiastic team who will help make our local schools healthier and more active? Meet the individuals and learn about their background and passion for their job:
Angie, Garden Organic

“I’m Angie Ash-Golding, the Garden Organic Education Officer responsible for healthy cooking in the MMEW campaign. I’m a practicing Nutritional Therapist and I run food, cooking and health workshops as well as producing and selling fermented foods and raw chocolate under my business name of Wildbare and Natural. I have also been a Food & Nutrition Teacher for over 10 years, teaching mainly in secondary schools but also devising and delivering cooking sessions for younger children. My preparations for schools have involved, so far, developing a training package to train teachers and volunteers how to teach and run cooking sessions for children as well as researching links between food, nutrition, cooking and various National Curriculum subjects.

I usually work Tuesdays – my mobile is 07454 515416.”

Jules, Garden Organic

“Hello, I’m Jules Duncan, the Garden Organic Education Officer responsible for food growing. I am a trained Horticultural Therapist and have an RHS General Certificate in Horticulture. My background is in rural broadcasting and outdoor education, including forest schools. I have worked with various age groups and have lots of experience in working with people with special educational needs. At Garden Organic we’ve been busy planning for our work with schools and the briefing event on Thursday 2nd November. My preparations have involved sowing micro-greens (for delegates to sample) and researching links between growing and various National Curriculum subjects.

I work Tuesdays and Wednesday – my mobile is 07584 474778.”
Should Jules or Angie be unavailable please call Garden Organic’s Education Department on 02476 217 747.
Chris, Sustrans

“Hi… I’m Chris Watts and I’ve recently started working with Sustrans as their Active Travel Schools Officer – working with the MMEW project.

I will generally be working a couple of days a week (normally Weds and Thurs) in this role but I have some flexibility to visit schools and attend events on other days wherever possible.
I also work part-time with Cycling Projects / Big Birmingham Bikes to develop and deliver adapted cycling sessions for young people and adults with additional needs and / or disabilities.
My background is in primary school teaching / management and I have also worked part-time as a Ranger with the Peak Park, delivering outdoor education and community engagement activities included guided walks and cycle rides.
I am a keen walker and cyclist myself, and will normally choose to travel around the city on two wheels or two feet wherever possible. I also enjoy the local countryside and have found walking and cycling to be great ways to get out and explore new places in the local area, as well as helping to stay fit and keep healthy.
I’m really looking forward to working in and with local schools and communities to help develop active travel especially to and from school, but also as a way of exploring and enjoying the local area.

I will be working at the Sustrans office in Digbeth, and I can be contacted via email at or by phone on 07789-653888.”


School staff will be able to meet the Move More Eat Well school team and learn how they can help their school being more active and healthy at the forthcoming Project Briefing Event on Thursday 2nd November at Bournville College, Room G102, 1 Longbridge Lane, B31 2TW. 3.45pm – 5.30pm. 

To register your interest or speak to a member of the school team, see above for staff contact details.


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