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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.

The Story of a Fish

The Story of a Fish

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Sustainability, lime circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Sciences, green star

Image: Tasting day at Crudie Primary School

Waid Academy pupils

Barnetts Biscuit Challenge

Local Artisan baker, Murray Barnett is passionate about his craft and keen to share his passion and enthusiasm for bakery with his local school. Through this passion he aims to promote the industry and encourage more young people to think about a future in the food industry.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Sciences, green star

Image: Pupils during the product development process

Food Forensics, Springburn pupils

Food Forensics

GSS set two classes of S2 the challenge of investigating a possible food contamination incident and reporting back to a “court”.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Sciences, green star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Springburn pupils visit the lab to find out what happens and the jobs available

Tattie Tastic pupils

Tattie Tastic

Developing a partnership with Agrico Ltd., the Scottish based seed potato company was an ideal partnership that helped a class of pupils extend their knowledge and understanding of the food and drink industry “from farm to fork”.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Sustainability, lime circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Sciences, green star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Pupils harvesting their tatties and finding out how well they have grown in different conditions

Stag Bakeries Challenge

Stag Bakeries Challenge

Stag Bakeries set 100 S2 pupils from five local schools on the Isle of Lewis an ambitious challenge to devise a new biscuit that would appeal to Stag Bakeries main customer base.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Sciences, green star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Back Junior Secondary School pupils

Pupil cooking

The Stoats Oat Bar Challenge

Pupils were challenged to a Dragons Den style challenge – creating a new product to fit in the Stoats range.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Sustainability, lime circle
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Sciences, green star

Image: Stoats Oat Bar Challenge

Microbiology at work

Microbiology at work

S1 pupils were tasked by Devro to work in teams to investigate new product development, the science of food, food safety and hygiene and career opportunities and job skills.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Sciences, green star

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