Tag Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Farm to Fork

With thanks to the RHET (Royal Horicultural Education Trust) P3 had a busy day yesterday visiting Templehall Farm in Pencaitland where Farmer Barclay taught us all about the animals and crops on his farm. We were learning about the care, hard work and technologies that go into growing our food in Scotland.

Weighing and measuring is very important in farming. In one of the photos you will see us standing on the weighbridge. The weight of the entire group was 1140kg!

Following the farm we were off on a tour of Tesco at Hardengreen, Dalkeith with Claire who showed us what goes on behind the scenes (including a visit inside a huge freezer) to get our food from the farm and onto the supermarket shelves.

 

 

P4 Farm to Fork Visit

Today, Primary 4 received a visit from a Tesco ‘Farm to Fork’ trail representatives as part of their healthy eating topic. They were tested on their knowledge of different fruits and vegetables and were shocked to learn that tomatoes and cucumbers are actually classed as fruits and not vegetables!

P4¬†were then involved in helping¬†to make their own ‘rainbow salad’ wrap using a variety of colourful, healthy foods. Some children were feeling adventurous and tried ingredients for the first time like spinach & cress, much to their enjoyment!

The children loved being able to make and then try their own food, especially knowing how healthy their creations were.