Tesco’s Farm

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Pri­mary four and five pupils at Burn­side Pri­mary School swapped their class­room for the su­per­mar­ket aisle when they paid a visit to the Tesco Su­per­store in Burn­side.

But they weren’t there to pick up the weekly gro­ceries.

In­stead, the kids took part in the Farm to Fork Trail - a quest to find out more about the food on their plate and how it gets there.

The pupils were treated to an in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing ses­sion be­hind the scenes at the Tesco store to learn up close how some of the food they eat makes its way to their plate.

They were of­fered dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties in all the ma­jor de­part­ments such as the pro­duce depart­ment and the cheese counter, where they were given an op­por­tu­nity to try a piece of fruit or cheese they have never eaten be­fore, then on to the bak­ery depart­ment where each pupil had a chance to make their own bread roll to take home.

Class teacher, Louise Aitken, said: “The chil­dren all had a great time, they loved it and have writ­ten a let­ter to Tesco thank­ing them.

“The woman who took us round had put in such an ef­fort, and they chil­dren re­ally en­joyed tast­ing all the food as well, es­pe­cially the Scotch Bon­net cheese, which left their mouths on fire!

“They all said it was the best class trip they have been on.”

Backed by Di­a­betes UK, the Chil­dren’s

Great day Pri­mary four and five pupils at Burn­side Pri­mary af­ter their trip to Tesco

Sweet treats Dy­lan Keir has his eyes on some pud­ding

Smells good Rory Wal­lace smells a piece of bread

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