Olympic triumph

111111 Linlithgow academy cluster schools olympic meal challenge.
111111 Linlithgow academy cluster schools olympic meal challenge.
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HEALTHY eating was high on the menu when Linlithgow pupils cooked up a storm.

The Journal and Gazette visited Linlithgow Academy on the final day of the P7 Peer Learning Eatwell Project which involved the Linlithgow Olympic Meal Challenge.

S3 and S4 pupils shared their knowledge of healthy eating with P7 pupils from the 10 cluster primary schools as part of the Eatwell Project, and the P7s enjoyed food tastings from their primary school’s Olympic country, before they were set the challenge of coming up with a balanced meal suitable for athletes going for gold.

Ten P7 winners were chosen and invited to the Academy to cook their three course international meals.

Home economics teacher Alison Mitchell said: “It was a fabulous afternoon - the standard of cooking and presentation was excellent and both the Academy and primary pupils thoroughly enjoyed cooking their meals and tasting each others. It was a great success; not only did it help consolidate the healthy eating message amongst the secondary pupils but gave them an opportunity for their own personal development.”