Schools enjoy taste of Scottish breakfast

Seven schools from the Borders were finalists for their contributions to this year's RHET Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative Farmhouse Breakfast Competition at Council Headquarters in St Boswells which took part on Friday 28th February.
Seven schools from the Borders were finalists for their contributions to this year's RHET Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative Farmhouse Breakfast Competition at Council Headquarters in St Boswells which took part on Friday 28th February.

On Friday, February 27, seven local schools will be presented with prizes at Scottish Borders Council headquarters for winning entries in the RHET Scottish Borders Farmhouse Breakfast Competition.

The competition attracted interest from many local schools and judges had their work cut out to pick a winner from the high standard of entries.

Pupils were asked to create a Scottish breakfast menu for visitors from another country.

The younger pupils created excellent artwork depicting the sort of Scottish food they would like to serve to their visiting classmates and older pupils devised some wonderful menus for their guests using local foods to enhance them.

Jennifer Dodds, RHET Scottish Borders director said: “The quantity and quality of the entries made judging very difficult. We were so impressed by the work that went into every entry and congratulate every pupil and member of staff for their excellent contributions.”

Winners were judged on originality and pupil participation.

The finalists chosen were Eyemouth Primary School (P3 and P3/4), Westruther Primary School P4-7 and Chirnside Primary School (P4, P6).

Each winner will be presented with a £50 book token for their school and will have a healthy Farmhouse Breakfast cooked for them at school by RHET volunteers.Prizes are funded by SBC Hospitality and Education departments. Winners will be taken for an all expenses paid farm visit, funded by Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative.