All 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.
Guests 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.