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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

Morgan Academy and Scotherbs Marketing Challenge

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

Video: Scotherbs Business Challenge at Morgan Academy

Make it with Meat

Make it with Meat

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • New Product Development, purple circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Social Studies, pink star
Milky Twist pupils

Milky Twist

Developing a partnership with Müller Wiseman Dairies, one of the largest dairy companies in the UK, 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:
  • Marketing and Labelling, blue circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Health and Wellbeing, lime star
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Technologies, aqua star
  • Social Studies, pink star
  • Languages, red star

Image: Pupils visiting the dairy farm

David Stewart of The Edrington Group working with pupils

Drumchapel High School & The Edrington Group Business Partnership

One of the the largest local employers in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow is The Edrington Group, which blends and bottles some of Scotland's best known whisky brands.

  • Industry scenarios:
  • Ethical Trading, yellow circle
  • Health and Wellbeing, aqua circle
  • Food Security, red circle
  • Curriculum themes:
  • Mathematics, blue star
  • Social Studies, pink star
  • Languages, red star

Image: David Stewart of The Edrington Group working with pupils

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