‘A Future in Food’, the Scottish Food and Drink Federation’s (SFDF) education programme offers learners (and teachers) a wide variety of exciting work-based learning opportunities to better understanding the breath and depth of jobs available in this £16.5bn sector that employs over 34000 people.
‘A Future for Food’ provides schools with curriculum based learning opportunities, particularly around STEM subjects, connected the local (and national) food manufacturing companies highlighting career opportunities and the routes to access them. A wide variety of ‘case studies’ as well as videos showcasing careers in this sector are available on their website.
The following interesting practice outlines the collaboration between Bathgate Academy and Young’s Seafood Manufacturer to explore job opportunities on offer in this sector and engage in a real-life challenge developing a new product: interesting-practice-in-skills-dyw-bathgate-acad
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.
Further information on the Eatwell Guide and other education resources can be found on our website www.foodstandards.gov.scot/the-eatwell-guide or by contacting Resources@fss.scot
Scottish Food & Drink Federation and SRUC have developed this great poster outlining the breadth of career opportunities and chain of jobs involved in food production at Castelton Farm.
Looking for activities or discussion points with pupils?
Research what you could earn from doing the jobs identified on the poster.
Think of your favourite food. Can you create a career map demonstrating who is involved in creating your favourite food?
What food production is happening in your local area? Can you develop a food provenance map for your area and share on GLOW?
How does this link to the career standards?
Page 15 – 17 of DYW Career Standards identifies the ‘I can’ statements for each level.
International School Meals Day is back on 5 March 2015, raising awareness of the importance of good nutrition for children, and healthy eating habits at home and at school. Celebrating culture through food is this year’s theme. Also, remember that Food for Thought funding applications can be submitted until Sunday 29th March 2015. This provides a great opportunity to make the connections between your existing work on learning for sustainability and food education.
Education Scotland and partners link up with The Herald and Evening Times
The third issue in a series of publications for young people called ‘What could I be?’ has been produced by The Herald and Evening Times newspapers, together with Education Scotland, the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Parents, carers and teachers will also find this innovative series of publications about careers helpful. This edition looks specifically at career ideas in the food and drink industry.
Access the Magazine here