Reivers And Tesco Link To Produce School Fuel

The Border Reivers have joined with community partners, Tesco Galashiels, to help give over 1,000 schoolchildren in the Borders a special, healthy, farmhouse breakfast. In the week beginning Monday 22 January, thanks to the Royal Highland Education Trust’s Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative, the children from 26 schools in the region will enjoy the healthy breakfast in the company of players from the Border Reivers to help emphasise the link between a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.The Border Reivers have joined with community partners, Tesco Galashiels, to help give over 1,000 schoolchildren in the Borders a special, healthy, farmhouse breakfast.

In the week beginning Monday 22 January, thanks to the Royal Highland Education Trust’s Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative, the children from 26 schools in the region will enjoy the healthy breakfast in the company of players from the Border Reivers to help emphasise the link between a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Elizabeth Chalmers, RHET’s co-ordinator in the Borders, said: “The Breakfast Week is part of our programme of getting children to learn more about Scottish farming, food and the countryside.

“Our participating schools will all receive a pack of RHET educational materials and there will be an opportunity for a local farmer to come and talk about how food is produced in the Scottish Borders.”

“It should all be great fun and a great start to the day for the children.”

Scottish Rugby’s community marketing manager, Colin Reid, added: “This kind of initiative is exactly the kind of programme that the Border Reivers are thrilled to be supporting.

”We see our professional players as role models within the community and the importance of healthy eating, which the breakfast supports, is just the sort of message we wish to promote.”

Not only will the children be tucking in to a menu including porridge, cereal, bacon rolls, fresh fruit, milk and orange juice, they can also enter a special poster competition to demonstrate the link between a healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy breakfast, with prizes for themselves and their schools.

“Farmhouse Breakfast Week” is organised nationally by the Home Grown Cereals Authority and takes place from January 21-27 January 2007.

Sponsors of the breakfasts include Tesco, Quality Meat Scotland and Sandyknowe, the makers of Heavenly Yogurt drink.

The poster competition will be judged in February. Children can win book tokens with the overall winning school receiving a ?£100 cash prize provided by Borders Hospitality. Prizewinners will be invited to Scottish Borders Council Headquarters where the prizes will be presented.