Linlithgow School wins fabulous Farmhouse Breakfast

Low Port kids win breakfast from RHET
Low Port kids win breakfast from RHET

A class of 31 P5 pupils celebrated winning the RHET Lothian Farmhouse Breakfast competition by getting stuck into a free farmhouse breakfast provided by educational charity the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

The class from Linlithgow’s Low Port Primary School won the competition by creating a recipe book - “P5 Cosy Cooking” – with tasty recipes for each day of the week.

From “Groovy smoothie Tuesdays” to “Supercharged Saturday’s granola and pancakes” they stuck to a theme of “Taste Good, Feel Good”.

The competition, which was held for the Farmhouse Breakfast Week, attracted entries from over 20 schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians which were judged on their originality, use of local produce, healthy choices and design.

After a talk on healthy eating, from RHET volunteer and nutrition student Sarah Walker, the pupils were treated to a feast of local produce, funded by A K Stoddart’s of Broxburn, including bacon from Ruchlaw Mains Farm, apple juice from Craigie’s Farm, Scottish porridge and much more.

Susan Johnston P5 teacher at Low Port Primary said: “What started off as a homework task has resulted in a fabulous breakfast.

‘‘The children have really enjoyed learning about the importance of breakfast and different types of breakfast food and where they come from.

‘‘The farmhouse breakfast has been the best prize ever!”

RHET has been supporting Breakfast Week activities for a decade.

Katrina Barclay, RHET education manager, said: “Breakfast is a great starting point for engaging pupils about food and farming.

‘‘We can tie in the classroom element with a farm visit so the pupils can see for themselves the work that is involved in growing.”