Burray Primary Take A Bite Out Of Rugby Programme

Children at Burray Primary School in Orkney were delighted to receive their certificates from Scottish Rugby and the Food Standards Agency (Scotland) in recognition of their efforts both inside and outside the classroom.

As part of a six-week programme the pupils completed a variety of food hygiene and healthy eating activities and learned to eat the right balance of foods and how to handle and store food hygienically and safely.

Children at Burray Primary School in Orkney were delighted to receive their certificates from Scottish Rugby and the Food Standards Agency (Scotland) in recognition of their efforts both inside and outside the classroom.

As part of the six-week programme the pupils completed a variety of food hygiene and healthy eating activities and learned to eat the right balance of foods and how to handle and store food hygienically and safely.

However, it's not all classroom-based, after completing the classroom activities, the pupils headed outside for practical fun-based rugby sessions.

During these activity sessions, Orkney development officer Bruce Ruthven reinforced the lessons by asking pupils a variety of questions on food hygiene and healthy eating to test their knowledge.

Ruthven said: “The kids have shown a real passion for rugby at Burray and participated extremely well in the April tag festival.

“They have now completed their healthy eating mission books and have received their certificates and goody bags in return for their efforts.

“Well done to everyone involved.”

Colin Thomson, Scottish Rugby’s head of community rugby, added: “Food hygiene, exercise and healthy eating are three of the most important lessons we can teach kids today. These lessons are reinforced by Scottish Rugby's club development staff nationwide with further learning and exercise using outdoor fun-based rugby activities.

“Scottish Rugby is delighted to work with the FSA to bring these lessons into the curriculum, meaning that an increased number of school children are getting introduced to more sporting activity, hygiene and healthy eating advice at a crucial part of their lives.”