Everything’s cooking good at St Joseph’s Primary School thanks to a £2,740 cash boost from Education Scotland’s Food For Thought fund.
The Milngavie school is using the funds to purchase gardening and cookery equipment.
The aim is to encourage pupils to make healthy meals from scratch – planting and growing vegetables, which the green-fingered youngsters would then cook.
The school has established a Food For Thought team, made up of P4-P7 pupils who will be responsible for maintaining the garden.
A fully working mobile kitchen and range of equipment from scales to rolling pins has been purchased for the pupils to develop their culinary skills
Pupils have already visited Dobbies for a gardening and food workshop and every class will visit Tesco supermarket to find out about where different foods come from.
Clare Duns, St Joseph’s Principal Teacher, said “We are delighted to receive this grant and have already established raised beds in our nature garden to grow vegetables as well as plant beds in ‘Erin’s Garden’ at the front of the school.
“Every pupil will have the opportunity to grow their own vegetables from seed and each class has already planted potatoes.
“It’s fantastic that our pupils will have the chance to experience the food process from planting seeds to serving up their food on a plate.
“We are grateful to Buchley Eco Centre who donated soil for our raised beds and are looking forward to working with The Royal Horticultural Society and Milngavie In Bloom”.
The Food For Thought fund was established by Education Scotland in partnership with schools to develop healthy eatins skills for children.