Better Eating Better Learning at Kirn

Kirn PS Better eating 1The Primary 6 class at Kirn Primary School have this term participated in the Better Eating Better Learning” project in partnership with Children in Scotland (

Kirn PS Better earing 2All of the P6 children and their teacher Miss Oliphant have worked incredibly hard with Catering Manager Lynn Stirling and her catering team on this project which aims to highlight healthy eating and to promote a better understanding of our school dinners to the rest of the school community and to parents and carers.

The project involved surveying the school and collating the results, keeping food diaries and then planning, costing and cooking a healthy school dinner. Invitations were then made and sent to parents and carers to come and enjoy the dinner, which was cooked by P6 in the school kitchen.

Kirn PS Better earing 3Guests were seated and invited to watch a film made by the children to explain what they had been learning, followed by a quiz to see if parents’ listening skills were as good as the childrens’ are in class! Everyone had a voting pad to select the correct answer to the quiz, which had been prepared in advance by P6.

The lunch was a huge success, and parents were very impressed by the fact that the children had cooked the lunch themselves! There were even requests at the end for the recipes.

As we are now nearing completion of this excellent project the class have been invited to attend a celebration event at Dumfries House in Ayrshire on Thursday 5th March 2015 where they will make a presentation to share with other Scottish schools about what they have been doing in Kirn Primary to promote and improve school meals.

3 thoughts on “Better Eating Better Learning at Kirn

  1. Well Done Miss Oliphant. It was a delicious lunch and the pupils all enjoyed it. We have now had the delight of Amy cooking at home so well done to Lynn for teaching them so well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *