Five Angus Primary Schools were chosen to have a healthy Scottish Farmhouse Breakfast experience provided by RHET Angus Countryside initiative (ACI) last week.
The initiative, which has been running for a number of years, was organised as part of the Home Grown Cereal Authority’s Shake up Your Wake Up Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which ran from Sunday, January 22 to Sunday, January 28.
The Angus schools involved this year were Woodlands, Friockheim, Inverbrothock, Langlands and Ferryden and over 270 primary five, six and seven pupils took part.
Each day Carol Littlewood, RHET ACI’s project co-ordinator, talked to the children taking part about farming in Angus and which of the foods they tasted can be produced locally and then Mrs Fiona Dawson, catering adviser for Angus Council education department explained to the pupils the importance of a healthy breakfast.
Carol and Fiona were assisted by volunteers from the schools local Scottish Women’s Rural Institute, who popped along and helped serve the food.
The event was made possible through very generous support from local and national companies who provided financial support, donated their products or gave products at cost price. RHET ACI is a charity and, as such, depends on support such as this to allow it to provide these events.
This year’s initiative has been supported by Sainsburys, W. N. Lindsay, John Guthie Limited, Stir Fresh, Milton Haugh Farm Shop, Thomas Frost & Son Bakers, D. & D. Dairies and Mackays.
Carol Littlewood explained: “By targeting pupils in the upper part of primary school it is hoped that the initiative can influence them as they get to the age where they will be deciding what, or even if, to have for breakfast.
“At the same time we are able to make them aware of all the breakfast foods that are produced locally and they learn about farming in the Angus area.”