Breakfast Challenge is issued to Borders schools

Borders schoolchildren learn and interact with The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).
Borders schoolchildren learn and interact with The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

This week RHET Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative (CI) has launched a competition for all schools in the Borders in a bid to highlight the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast.

The annual Farmhouse Breakfast Competition, which is funded by Scottish Borders Council, will ask pupils to imagine they could invite fellow pupils from any country in the world to their school to have a traditional Scottish breakfast.

The class must work together to try and design a fantastic Scottish breakfast, using as many local products as possible to showcase Scottish food to their visitors.

The competition is open to all primary schools in the Borders, and is split into two age categories Primaries 1-3 and Primaries 4-7.

Entries need to be submitted during Farmhouse Breakfast Week in January 2015.

Three winners from each age group will receive a free farm visit, funded by RHET Scottish Borders CI, a healthy breakfast cooked by RHET volunteers for their class and between £50 and £100 of book vouchers funded by the Food in Schools Project.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is run by the HGCA as a national project. RHET is proud to be involved in the initiative, offering competitions locally across Scotland to highlight the importance of a healthy breakfast for children to start the day.