PUPILS at Inverkeilor Primary School enjoyed a hearty breakfast at school on Tuesday thanks to The Royal Highland Education Trust Angus Countryside Initiative.
The event is in support of the national Farmhouse Breakfast Week campaign run by the Home Grown Cereals Authority.
This undertaking has been made possible by local businesses which have been extremely generous in giving donations, or have offered reduced prices for the products used.
The children were given a talk about locally-produced food and specifically those products available for them to try on the day.
Mrs Dawson from Angus Council presented a talk to pupils on the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast to help concentration and maximise learning ability.
The children had the opportunity to try a wide range of foods, including porridge, a selection of wheat and oat-based cereals, yoghurt, fruit salad, bread, rolls and oatcakes, jam, honey, cheese, milk, apple and fruit and vegetable juices.
Everyone was encouraged to try something they have never tried before, whether that is a different flavour of yogurt, brown bread or porridge.
Project co-ordinator Carol Littlewood expressed thanks to all those who are giving up their time or are making a donation to help make these events a success, in particular to the ladies of the SWRI and volunteers who help serve the breakfasts, the education department of Angus Council, Tayside Contracts staff for providing equipment and accommodating Angus Countryside Initiative’s kitchen needs and especially sponsors W.N. Lindsay for their generous donation.
Carol thanked local producers who have again donated generously of their produce: Rowan Glen for yogurt, StirFresh for fruit salad, Scarletts for honey and D & D Dairies for milk.
The breakfasts have also been supported by Frosts Bakers, Goodfellow & Steven, Isabella’s Preserves and Miltonhaugh Farm Shop, all of which have provided their produce at greatly reduced prices.