Kinneff on the local produce trail

Kinneff school's project this term was Taste Of Grampian
Kinneff school's project this term was Taste Of Grampian

Pupils from Kinneff school travelled to Stonehaven as part of their project this term, Taste of Grampian.

On Wednesday May 29 the pupils went on a local produce trail and visited local businesses. Pupils, under the guidance of Class Teacher Mrs Jane Tulloch have been

exploring the importance of buying local produce, the impact of food miles and

also about healthy eating and nutrition.

Dr Angela Craigie a nutritionist from the University of Dundee advised pupils about the Eat-Well Plate and the importance of a balanced diet. Dr Craigie helped to assess the pupils proposals for the Taste of Grampian competition.

We were delighted when two teams, ‘The Lunch Crunch’ and ‘The Famous Five’ made it through to the finals of the healthy lunch box competition on Saturday June 1 which would be judged by Mr Nick Nairn.

Pupils visited Charles McHardy’s butcher, where they were told about how the food gets from the farm to the butchers counter. Owner Mr Gregor Waite took them through to the

back of the shop where they could see the raw product and how it is prepared for the customer.

Pupils then visited the Carron Restraunt where owner Mr Robert Cleaver made fruit smoothies and told them about the benefits of buying local produce.

Finally the class travelled to the Co-op, Kirkton Branch, where Mr Rikki Smith had arranged for pupils to learn about Fair-trade goods and some of the local produce that the Co-op stock. Pupils also got to try out the tills.

Following the event at Thainstone, Inverurie on Saturday 1 June, team ‘The Lunch Crunch’, Chloe Eddie, Nicola Thompson, Michael Stenhouse and Connor Ogston were delighted to be awarded Best Research Proposal.

Kinneff school would like to say a very special thanks to the Stonehaven local businesses and to the teachers and volunteers who helped.