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Riverside Primary School ~ Bun Sgoil Taobh na h-Aibhne

Forrest Road, Stirling, FK8 1UJ

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Teach the Bairns to Cook
 
Teach the Bairns to Cook was a whole school food technology project held in January 2015. Each class was to learn about food technology through the context of Scottish Food linking into our literacy focus on Robert Burns and Scottish Poetry. 
 
Primary 5 planned and organised a Scottish Burns afternoon.  The children worked with the school kitchen to cook a traditional Burn’s Supper.  The children also provided the entertainment and decorations.
 

Classes have enjoyed taking part in Tesco’s Farm to Fork programme.  Through this we have learnt about where our food comes from, what’s in season and how it is produced.

 

Primary 1 took on the responsibility of running the Community Café during this project.  They shared their learning with parents and community members and served up some tasty Scottish treats made during this project.

 

We have established a link with Chef Raymond Thomson through the Chefs@schools programme.  We are very lucky Chef Raymond has worked with us on two of our Food Focus projects.

We have also established links with Quality Meat Scotland who delivered a family cooking workshop focused around our theme, helping families to enjoy cooking and eating together at home.

 

 

At Riverside we have been working closely with Catering Staff within our school to draw on their expertise and knowledge of the Catering Mark to learn about the process of menu selection with regard to sustainable food, cooking and serving skills.

 

We are very proud that our Catering Service has achieved the Silver Catering Mark award.