Pupils at Southend Primary School have been very busy learning about the processes involved from farm and sea to fork.
We have been looking at different food groups, ‘The Eatwell Plate’ and the importance of a balanced diet. Members of the local community have visited to enrich our learning in this area. Jen Campbell discussed fishing; how the fish is caught, different species of fish found in our local area and some information about the work carried out by her husband and son, who are fishermen. We saw live crabs which they had caught and tasted crab pate.
Linda McLean, a local farmer, shared with us information about her duties on the farm and how Mull of Kintyre cheddar is produced from the milk supplied by the local farms. We enjoyed this learning experience and again enjoyed critically examining the local cheese and butter.
Primary 6 attended a “Seafood in Schools” day at Campbeltown Grammar School, learning about the importance of fish in our diet and were extremely brave, tasting different fish dishes.
We have been busy planning and creating videos demonstrating our knowledge of farm/sea to fork, and short adverts to promote Scottish food products, using our technology and drama skills. We considered the job opportunities available – and the skills required within these jobs -within the food industry and modified food recipes that we liked to create a recipe book as a small enterprise topic. We sold our recipes at our Bring and Buy Sale run by the Parent Council.
We used our “Screen Printing” skills to make canvas bags which were also sold. A fantastic amount of £373.35 was raised for school funds. Huge thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.
Pupils also enjoyed taking part in “World Book Day”, dressing up as their favourite book characters and participating in many fun activities throughout the day. Primaries 1 – 4 brought in their favourite books from home and enjoyed “Stop, Swap and Read” when the book symbol appeared on the board. The senior pupils took part in a book quiz and made origami bookmarks.