QMS COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS & EDUCATION SESSIONS
We all understand the importance of a healthy balanced diet and why Scottish schools have such a key role to play. QMS is keen to support educators in discussing areas such as healthy eating, food and farming, hospitality and other areas of the curriculum.
Our education sessions and cookery demonstrations can contribute to experiences and outcomes in more than one area of the Curriculum for Excellence.
If you are interested in a session, please apply here!
*Please note although applications are still open we will not be able to arrange any demonstrations until school visits and cooking are allowed.
The Health and Education Team have developed an interactive educational resource called Farming Foodsteps which explores the journey Scottish red meat takes from farm to fork.
MEAT VOUCHER SCHEME
The QMS Meat Voucher Scheme is an industry initiative to help combat the obesity epidemic sweeping Scotland by helping teach secondary age children how to cook quality, nutritious meals.
The scheme providse the home economics departments of secondary schools in Scotland with a voucher worth up to £180. This is to spend on fresh red meat from a local butcher shop and for use by students in home economics and hospitality courses only.
Applications for 2020-21 are now closed and will reopen in the 2021-22 academic year.
If you'd like to get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD EDUCATION SUPPORT
We have a range of videos available on our QMS MooTube Channel including: confidence with knife skills, cook along recipes, cuts of meat, the health benefits of eating red meat and sustainable livestock farming.
FOOD EDUCATION PARTNERS
QMS is proud to work with a wide range of organisations in promoting Food Education within Scottish Schools, as well as the opportunity for careers within the Food and Drink Industry. We recently worked with the Food and Drink Federation Scotland to highlight the potential careers with the Red Meat Industry, if you'd like a copy of this poster, let us know.
Another initiative is the Good Food Champions teacher training programme, led by the Royal Highland Education Trust and supported by a number of Food Education Partners. This programe gives teachers the opportunity to learn more about food and how it can be used as a context for learning across the curriculum. To find out more, check out the Good Food Champions blog here.