|The Gaelic organisation, Comunn na Gàidhlig (CNAG) aims to give children and young people opportunities to use and apply their Gaelic skills in situations beyond school. CNAG are currently offering ski lessons through the medium of Gaelic at Nevis Range, Glenshee, The Lecht, Glen Coe and Cairn Gorm. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01463-234138.
Tha CNAG a’ tabhann leasanan sgithidh do dh’òigridh. Tha iad ri fhaighinn aig gach ionad sgithidh ann an Alba (Monadh Nibheis, Gleann Sìth, An Leac, Gleann Comhann agus An Càrn Gorm).
Gheibhear tuilleadh fiosrachaidh bho email@example.com no 01463 234138.
Why not take part in a competition for children and young people to enter to help decide the theme for next year’s International School Meals Day?
Your school or class could take part during Scottish School Meals Week 31st October – 4th November 2016.
The flyer/poster is attached, and it would be helpful if you could please distribute it as widely as possible within your school, learning centre and community.
There are three options to vote / choose:
• Food that reflects your heritage, culture or traditions
• Recipes that help make the most of the food you have at hand
• Completely open to suggestions!
There is a closing date of 7 November – and the chance to win an Amazon voucher!
Scottish School Meals Week
31st October – 4th November 2016
Each day will have a different food focus. Please see attached for further information.
Planning on joining in?
Share your story with @EducationScot @SchoolMeals using #scotmealsweek #FoodEdFriday
Catering colleagues in schools will also have details regarding the week long celebration.
Monday : Scottish School Cook of the Year 2016, Maria Millar’s menu; delicious chicken enchiladas & coleslaw, followed by strawberry cheesecake.
What can you do? Talk about the journey of food in Scotland, undertake taste tests, create and make your own recipes, keep a food diary.
Tuesday : Meat Free Day : school meals will include Quorn based recipes meeting school meal standards such as Quorn mince in a spicy tomato sauce or Quorn tikka masala.
What can you do? Discuss nutritional needs through exploring different dietary requirements. Taste test the meat free option offered in the school dining hall.
Wednesday : The Great Scottish Bake Off. Does your school cook have what it takes to join the best in Scotland for a bake off? Information and nominations can be found here; https://www.unileverfoodsolutions.co.uk/menu-support/baking-in-schools/big-school-bake-off-scotland.html
Make sure you nominate them no later than Friday 21st October!
What can you do? Host your own class bake off with catering colleagues as your judges.
Thursday : Big Brakes Scot Pot Challenge.
What can you do? Can learners design a one pot meal containing locally sourced ingredients?
Friday : Charity Day: Supporting Social Bite http://social-bite.co.uk/ or your own school nominated charity.
What can you do? Keep safe and hygienic when preparing food for a special school cafe event.
Whitmuir Farm invite you to join their Field of Enquiry team to explore the food system through the 2000m2 lens. That is, when you divide all the arable land on our planet by the people, we each have 2000m2.
Over 10 Saturdays, topic by topic, they will examine the current state of affairs, make sense of the pressures on our sytem and as enquirer, we will frame questions we should ask scientists, farmers and politicians to answer if we are to do things differently.
The dates for the FREE sessions are as follows;
Saturday 8th October, 22nd October, 5th November, 19th November, 3rd December, 14th January, 28th January, 11th February, 25th February, 11th March
There is no obligation to attend all sessions.
Details of each of the sessions and how to sign up can be found here.
Please find attached up to date food education news that may be of interest to you .
Got good news to share around food education?
Join our #foodedfriday campaign. Share your stories and pictures on a Friday linking in with @EducationScot and any of your business partners.
Join our **NEW** Health & Wellbeing Yammer on Glow group to discuss food education and other HWB organisers. It couldn’t be easier to join in the conversation.
- Download YAMMER onto your mobile device.
- Login using your Glow username and password.
- Join the National Health & Wellbeing Community
- Follow this easy guide to navigate around the conversation and share learning with national colleagues.
The Eatwell Guide
Food Standards Scotland has produced an information leaflet for teachers on the Eatwell Guide which includes an update about the NEW healthy eating guide, its key messaging, the changes made, whole school approaches as well as suggestions for classroom activities and links to further information and free classroom materials.
It has been sent to the Head Teacher/Head of Health & Wellbeing in all schools in Scotland to arrive on Wednesday 17th August or Thursday 18th August. The leaflet will be accompanied by a A1 poster of the Eatwell Guide.
The resource called ‘Healthier Routes’ be found on the GLOW launch pad.
It is aimed at 2nd level pupils and will compliment the work of Junior Road Safety Officers.
A helpful teacher’s guide is also avaiable to support the film resource.
Save the Children are looking for two schools to take part in a resilience project that aims to strengthen children’s understanding of emergencies and the actions they can take to prepare themselves, their families and their communities. Click here for more information on the project . It is aimed at children aged 9 – 11 and participating schools will be given a £1000 budget.
You can also contact Graham Clark, Programmes Manager firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our climate is changing and communities across Scotland are becoming increasingly affected by extreme weather events and flooding which can block roads, destroy homes and lead to loss of power for thousands of people.
Ensure the children and young people in your class know what to do if there is severe weather, utility failure, flooding or pandemics by reading this hot off the press Community Resilience and Curriculum for Excellence flyer!
Community resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Discover ways to link learning to Scotland’s change in climate and how to embed community resilience within learning across different curriculum areas.
If you are already doing work in this area or are interested in finding out more, contact Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Scottish local authorities, schools and partner organisations can request multiple hard copies of this guide for distribution to school clusters and networks. Remember to include a postal address and state how many copies you wish to receive.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for us last month, when resilience professionals and education colleagues met to discuss how they could work together, to ensure our children and young people would be best prepared for the challenges they may face in the 21st Century as a result of a change in Scotland’s climate. To find out what was discussed, click here Conference Report May 2016. To have your say in future work we do, come along to our next networking event, to be held in Glasgow on Monday 31st October. Email Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk for more information or if you would like to showcase work your school, class or organisation are doing in this area. We look forward to hearing from you!