29 August 2012
Food industry & Angus school win partnership award
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'Tattie Tastic', the innovative employer and education partnership between Agrico UK , an
Angus-based potato business, and Glamis Primary School, won the Partnership
Excellence Award at last night's Angus Council's Partnership Recognition Event1. The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF)2, the voice of manufacturers in Scotland, was also a partner in the award which
recognises the organisations' contribution to development and skills for
learning, life and work.
Tattie Tastic was developed by SFDF as part of its 'A Future in Food'3 national schools programme. The project supports 'A Curriculum for Excellence' and enables pupils to gain a better understanding of the production and
processing of food and also to gain practical skills via real life experiences
active engagement with industry.
Pupils involved in the project had a series of interactive lessons led by Agrico
UK, to teach them all about potatoes – from farm to fork, including growing
their own potatoes and marketing them.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead said:
“I am delighted that Tattie Tastic – part of the Scottish Government funded A
Future in Food project - has won this well deserved award from Angus Council
my congratulations go to both Glamis Primary School and Agrico UK.
“This project has inspired children to learn more about where their food
in a fun and stimulating way. I want all children across Scotland to be given
that opportunity – and that's why we commitment £2 million of funding in March
help facilitate projects such as this.”
Moira Stalker, National Coordinator for SFDF's A Future in Food, said: “We are thrilled that Tattie Tastic has been recognised by Angus Council for its contribution towards skills
development in the local area. For this project we use the food industry as a
for learning. This is a great way to give young people an insight into both the
industry and the world of work.”
Archie Gibson, Executive Director at Agrico UK, said: “It has been a privilege to partner with Glamis Primary School on year one of Tattie Tastic in collaboration with the Scottish Food and Drink Federation's A Future in Food programme. Everyone who has been involved with this project has commented upon
the way the children have embraced the breadth and scope of the project.
work has ranged from pupils growing their own potatoes and measuring
carbohydrate in the laboratory, to designing marketing posters and conducting
evaluation taste tests. We look forward to many more years introducing our
people to where food comes through Tattie Tastic.”
Jayne Ferguson, Head Teacher at Glamis Primary School, said: “Our involvement with Agrico UK has brought real inspiration to our pupils and
has made their learning interesting, fun and engaging. Throughout the project
pupils have become more motivated about their learning and for many of them
work has boosted their confidence as a result of the success they have
Agrico UK has provided a unique perspective for our pupils and staff.”
Note to Editors:
- At Angus Council's Partnership Recognition Event, local employers, organisations and external
groups from the wider community are recognised for their contribution to the
development and skills for learning, life and work within Angus.
- The Scottish Food and Drink and Federation is the voice of the Scottish food and drink manufacturing industry – Scotland's
largest manufacturing sector
- A Future in Food works to foster mutually beneficial relationships between schools and the
Scottish food and drink industry, helping teachers, pupils and parents better
understand the sector and highlighting the wide variety of careers on offer.
- View photos of the Tattie Tastic partnership at work
- View photos from the event
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