Cooking bus visits Maisondieu

Maisondieu's P4/5 pupils l to r - Callum Hutchison, Matthew Crabb, Zoe Stephen, Dawid Golda, prepare to start making a Greek pie.
Maisondieu's P4/5 pupils l to r - Callum Hutchison, Matthew Crabb, Zoe Stephen, Dawid Golda, prepare to start making a Greek pie.

CHILDREN at Maisondieu Primary School have been a hands on opportunity to try out healthy eating with the visit of the healthier Scotland Scottish Government cooking bus to the school.

And for teacher Anna Johnson she feels the bus is an ideal opportunity for youngsters to learn about the importance of a balanced and varied diet.

She said: “Children are starting to learn about healthy eating at a much younger age and I think that can only be a good thing.

“The cooking bus is a learning tool, but its also a way of promoting healthy eating. We are hopeful that the children will take some of the lessons learned home with them when they are eating and preparing food. On Monday afternoon we had an open afternoon where parents came along to learn more about the cooking bus. Then there are eight sessions to fit in for a number of the classes here at Maisondieu.

“The kids are all very excited to. The response from the staff has also been very positive. We have managed to offer it to every class in the school, but because of the restrictions we have only been able to offer places to limited numbers in each class.

“The main focus has been for primary 5 and primary four/five. It’s a real fun way of learning for the kids, something that takes them outside the classroom environment. Sadly, because of the insurance restrictions with the age of the children, we couldn’t extend it to the nursery. However, we are finding more and more there is a drive on to learn kids about eating a healthy diet at an earlier age.”