The recent pandemic has highlighted the key need to understand where food comes from. Seeing food production first hand is the best way of understanding the processes in its production. The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative (RNCI) are offering free wheat seeds to primary schools across Scotland.
This unique opportunity enables young people to follow the journey from wheat seed to a loaf, which they can make and eat in school.
We have now broken the 150 loaves barrier and demand for the seeds is still going strong.
Sheila Bannerman RHET Dunbartonshire, Lomond and Renfrewshire, Project Coordinator explains ‘ The uptake from schools for this project has been amazing and it show that schools are keen to engage and teach their young people where their food comes from and how it reaches their plate.’
Alison Johnston RNCI Project Manager concludes ‘RNCI are delighted to work alongside RHET in offering this learning opportunity to schools in our area. Every pupil should have the opportunity to learn where their food comes from and take part in a project like this.’
Schools can claim their packet of seeds by visiting the teacher’s area on the RHET website www.rhet.org.uk/seeds where there are also a selection of resources and online videos to support learning.