Classroom service

Jennifer Robertson Alex Herriot and Reece Ritchie

A special lesson was on the menu for pupils in Edinburgh when Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) served up a cookery demonstration. It was the prize in One Planet Picnic Eco-Schools Scotland competition which aimed to celebrate and enjoy Scottish food as well as encouraging action for the environment.

The hands-on session at Leith Primary highlighted the benefits of eating a balanced healthy diet and the important role red meat plays in it. A cookery demonstration allowed the children to make and taste locally sourced minced Scotch Lamb and vegetable couscous and Scotch Beef steak wraps. Alex Herriot and Reece Ritchie (both seven) proudly display their wraps in out picture.

Jennifer Robertson, of QMS said: “I was extremely impressed with the pupil’s winning entry. Their picnic included Scottish food such as pancakes and jam, sandwiches and their very own banana, strawberry and blackberry smoothies, which they designed bottle labels for. “The importance of eating local, seasonal and ethically sourced produce was also highlighted at the picnic with pupils using banners to convey the message whilst wearing Fairtrade and Scottish headbands.”


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