When we enter Geitmyra Credo, we meet the new centre’s general manager, Trond Erling Åm. After many years as a chef and restaurant owner in Trondheim, including experience in the National Culinary Team and at Credo, he has overall responsibility for the Geitmyra centre in Trondheim.
The educational programme for the school classes visiting Geitmyra Credo ranges from one to three days. To date, most school visits have lasted for two school days.
The programme covers basic knowledge about food, such as where the food we eat comes from, what the different parts of animals or plants can be used for, how we can best take care of the food and how we can give something in return to nature, for instance topsoil.
“The whole point is for the children to learn something practical and useful that they can grasp themselves, combined with knowledge that will hopefully make them think a bit differently about the food they eat and to see the food in a larger context,” emphasizes Åm.
An important mantra for the programme is that everything must be transferable to the home. “It should be challenging and educational, but Geitmyra is not the place where children will encounter state-of-the-art machines or learn techniques they can’t master on their own.”