Glasgow School Serve Up Low Carbon Lunches

We were delighted that our pupils and canteen were selected to demonstrate Glasgow’s dedication to low carbon lunches. The article and photographs are available below.

As part of the Sustainable Food Places ‘Day of Celebration and Action’, Glasgow City Council has partnered up with the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership to organise a Low Carbon Lunch.

The environmentally friendly lunch options were served in all Glasgow schools yesterday (29 September 2021). These emphasised the impact of our food choices on the planet, to both pupils and staff. Alongside the nutritious lunches themselves, all schools were provided with education materials to be used in the classroom.

A low carbon meal utilises ingredients that have lower greenhouse gas emissions. Food (mainly, meat, dairy, eggs and fish production) contributes up to 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United Kingdom and so, the long term effects of our daily food choices cannot be underestimated.

A Low Carbon Lunch is not only better for the planet, but is a treat for the taste buds!

Pupils of Hillhead High School were joined by a professional chef who carried out a cookery demonstration, encouraging the young people to become more adventurous when eating, growing and cooking with vegetables. The session was co-ordinated by the Veg Cities Glasgow campaign run by the Glasgow Community Food Network.

“As part of the school curriculum, our pupils are learning about food sustainability and the benefits of produce from local suppliers having a positive impact on tackling the climate emergency. “The Low Carbon Lunch will be another example of how we can learn how everyone can make a difference and follows the announcement recently of our Food for Life Served Here Bronze award for our school meals and as out city prepares to host COP26 in November.”

Councillor Anna Richardson,

City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction,


Making small changes to lunches served daily in hundreds of schools across the city, will have a huge impact. This is a continuation of the councils work with the Soil Association, who awarded Glasgow with a Bronze ‘Food for Life Served Here Award’ last week.

The Low Carbon Lunches also support the agenda of the Glasgow City Food Plan, which aims to make the city’s food system more sustainable.

Serving up Low Carbon Lunches is a major step towards delivering on the city’s commitment to the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration. Glasgow is now urging other cities across the world to take the pledge and sign, ahead of COP26 in November.

Pathways Information Evening

Thank you to everyone who attended our Pathways Information Evening on Tuesday 5th of October. We would also like to thank all of our partners who attended the meeting and delivered presentations. The presentations are available below, as well as links to our partners websites and social media channels. If you would like any more information please contact Mr Richardson-


Mr Richardson’s Presentation

Virtual Work Experience

Foundation Apprenticeships Glasgow

Foundation Apprenticeship Glasgow Twitter

Career Ready

Career Ready Twitter

Glasgow Clyde College

Glasgow Clyde College Twitter

Glasgow Clyde College – School Event ( HillHead)

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland Twitter

SDS Pathways

Towards Better Futures

Towards Better Futures – School Presentation

S1 SDS Information Evening

Introduction to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for parents and carers of S1 pupils-  Wednesday 29 September 2021


Want to know more about SDS career information, advice and guidance support for your young person throughout their time at school? Join our careers advisers Lesley and Gordon to hear about SDS, the role of SDS careers advisers in schools and information to support career planning.  The online session will also introduce our careers web service My World of Work, which has a dedicated area for parents and carers.

Parents and carers can register for our session here


Parental Update 17.09.21

Dear Parent/Carer,

This week’s newsletter has been sent out to you via our school app and / or email. You can also click on the link below to access it.

parental update 17.09.21

Earlier today a copy of a letter from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director was also sent out to you and this is linked below.

Letter to Parents and Carers from Jason Leitch National Clinical Director 16 September 2021

S6 Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

As part of our S6 Induction we are giving every pupil in S6 the opportunity to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Pupils received expedition training prior to the summer break and they should now be working on their Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections of the award.

Starting this Wednesday the 1st of September, we will be running walking expeditions for our pupils. Pupils will be informed of the dates of their expeditions and given consent forms in advance.

Each expedition will consist of 2 day walks of about 10-12km each day. The walks will start and finish at the school and pupils will return home each evening. Pupils should wear comfortable clothing a footwear, including layers to protect from the cold and waterproofs in case of rain. The school has a large collection of equipment that is available to borrow, please contact Mr Richardson or Mr Gillespie if you require any kit.

Pupils also have to cook a meal as part of their expedition, please bring a meal that can be cooked on a camp stove, for example fresh pasta, noodles etc. Pupils have been given examples of meals.


Expeditions will leave the school at 9am so pupils should arrive at 8.15 on the day of their expedition to prepare.

The expedition dates are;


Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September

Further expeditions TBC

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