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Featured Case Studies

These case studies highlight examples of schools and industry working together to bring the curriculum to life using food as a context for learning. Below are some of our featured case studies.

Tunnocks Biscuit Challenge

Tunnocks Biscuit Challenge

The Tunnocks Biscuit Challenge set pupils the task of developing a high energy snack suitable for an athlete participating in the Commonwealth Games.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Ethical Trading, yellow circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Religious and Moral Education, purple star
  • Social Studies, pink star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Tunnocks Biscuit Challenge

North Lanarkshire Junior Dragon's Lair

North Lanarkshire Junior Dragon's Lair

An authority wide competition for all primary schools in North Lanarkshire was based on a similar format to the popular television programme “Dragons Den”.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Technologies, aqua star
Will it blend?

Will it blend?

Pupils were tasked with working in teams to adopt key roles to develop a company with associated branding, make a range of smoothie products.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Ethical Trading, yellow circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Will in Blend - pupils work

Warburtons Challenge

Warburtons Challenge

Pupils from four local primary schools were challenged to design, create and market a new bread product that would fit into the Warburtons range, and later present their product to the company via a simulated sales pitch.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Languages, red star

Nairn's - The Story of an Oat

Nairn's had previously worked with their local primary schools to develop “The Story of an Oat' DVD in which pupils describe the growing cycle and production of oats from seed to oatcake.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Technologies, aqua star

Video: Story of an Oat

Auchenblae - The 'Souper' Apprentice

Auchenblae - The 'Souper' Apprentice

Enterprise is a core part of the ethos at Auchenblae School. A Future in Food provided an opportunity to extend enterprise education into a wider industry context.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Technologies, aqua star

Image: Apprentice winners

Abercorn's Apprentices

Abercorn's Apprentices

Enterprise projects have been run by Abercorn School over the past few years.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Expressive Arts, yellow star
  • Social Studies, pink star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Abercorn Apprentice: Fish Dish Pizza

Key to industry scenarios:

  • Sustainability, lime circleSustainability
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circleMarketing and Labelling
  • Ethical Trading, yellow circleEthical Trading
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circleHealth and Wellbeing
  • New Product Development, purple circleNew Product Development
  • Food Security, red circleFood Security

Key to curriculum themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing, lime starHealth and Wellbeing
  • Mathematics, blue starMathematics
  • Expressive Arts, yellow starExpressive Arts
  • Technologies, aqua starTechnologies
  • Religious and Moral Education, purple starReligious and Moral Education
  • Social Studies, pink starSocial Studies
  • Sciences, green starSciences
  • Languages, red starLanguages