Seafood is O-Mega for your brain

Linlithgow Academy Seafood Festival
Linlithgow Academy Seafood Festival

More than four hundred pupils benefited from two days of Seafood in Schools activities last week.

They learned where seafood comes from, why it is good to eat as part of a healthy diet and how it actually reaches our plates.

Linlithgow Academy Seafood Festival, ''Bridgend Primary 7 pupils Cain Laurie, Ailie Nelson and Dean Thomson

Linlithgow Academy Seafood Festival, ''Bridgend Primary 7 pupils Cain Laurie, Ailie Nelson and Dean Thomson

Children from Linlithgow, Linlithgow Bridge, Low Port, Springfield, Bridgend, Winchburgh, Torphichen and Westfield primary schools, joined pupils from Linlithgow Academy for workshops.

Peter Muir of Campbell’s Prime Meats took along a fantastic selection of sustainable Scottish seafood from the Whitecross depot for the pupils to explore, while Catriona Frankitti from Fish for Health, challenged the pupils to taste a wide range of seafoods high in Omega 3 and to understand how important it is for health.

Marie Clare James, the local Seafood in Schools and Chefs@School co-ordinator, demonstrated just how easy it is to prepare a simple mackerel pate.

Parents joined in the fun on the first evening, enjoying tastings of trout, salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines and crab, finding out how they are caught and processed.

They were certainly impressed by Fishmonger Pete’s filleting skills!

And with money-off vouchers to take away, everyone can eat more seafood at home too!