Spittal pupils get a ‘pizza’ the action at Hirsel farm

Budding Jamie Oliver's from Spittal got hands-on experience of making healty pizza's from scratch during a visit to the Hirsel Estate, taking a break from the classroom to learn about food and farming as part of The Co-operative's From Farm to Fork (FF2F) project.
Budding Jamie Oliver's from Spittal got hands-on experience of making healty pizza's from scratch during a visit to the Hirsel Estate, taking a break from the classroom to learn about food and farming as part of The Co-operative's From Farm to Fork (FF2F) project.

Budding Jamie Oliver’s from Spittal First School got hands-on experience of making pizza during a visit to a farm managed by The Co-operative Farms.

The children took a break from the classroom to learn about food and farming as part of The Co-operative’s From Farm to Fork (FF2F) project.

During the day the youngsters learnt about the Hirsel Estate and the crops grown by The Co-operative Farms there and elsewhere in the Borders, and also how to make a healthy pizza from scratch using ingredients from Co-operative farms and food stores.

Sally Fleming, The Co-operative Farms’ FF2F project leader at Whitsome Hill Farm, said: “It was a fantastic day out for the children, who got the chance to make their own food and learn about how it is grown on Co-operative farms.

“It was great for them to learn about the benefits of healthy eating, as well as get hands-on experience of making healthy pizzas and creating a wildlife area and understanding the importance that wildlife plays in farming and putting food on our plate.”

The Hirsel Estate has some of the best land for growing crops in Scotland.