Maisondieu kids think of their health

Some pupils from primary four and primary four/five are pictured with the driver who delivered the groceries from Tesco.

Some pupils from primary four and primary four/five are pictured with the driver who delivered the groceries from Tesco.

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Primary four and Primary four/five pupils at Maisondieu School have been enjoying a project about the human body, writes the Maisondieu pupil press team.

As part of the project, the children were set the challenge of designing a healthy snack, which would be a good source of energy, based on the knowledge they had about the five food groups.

The children were given a budget and were allowed to order the ingredients for their snack, using the Tesco on-line grocery facility.

There was great excitement when the groceries arrived the next day. The children had tremendous fun making their snacks (and tasting them!).

The children have made a recipe book, which contains all their healthy snacks.

“They are planning on selling the book and will look for ways to advertise it.

“This has been a fantastic learning experience for the children,” stated Mrs Ruthanna Chalmers, principal teacher at Maisondieu.

“As well as learning about nutrition, the children have had opportunities to develop their reading, writing talking and listening skills.

“Furthermore, they have had to plan, organise and budget – valuable life skills.

“It has been a very fulfilling and enterprising project for the pupils.”