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BITC Scotland to launch interactive cookery session for Scottish school pupils

BITC Scotland has partnered with renowned chef John Quigley, Tennent’s Training Academy and internet streaming service Video3 to live stream an interactive cookery session for school pupils across Scotland on 27 September 2017.

The digital cook-along session is an exciting new development for the Food for Thought Programme; an initiative to encourage healthy eating, run in partnership with Education Scotland, the Scottish Government and BITC Scotland.

Pupils will cook along with John Quigley and will be free to ask any food or hospitality-related questions they might have. The cooking session will take place at the Tennent’s Training Academy in Glasgow which offers a host of Modern Apprenticeships and ILAs in the hospitality and catering industry.

The live stream will be managed by Video3 and the interactive session aims to reach out to all Food for Thought schools across the country, making it inclusive and accessible to remote areas.  The event aims to encourage children to develop both cooking and digital skills in a practical and fun way.

Food for Thought aims to support teaching staff from all curriculum areas to develop or build on existing practice in food education.

Currently in its fifth phase, 136 schools in Scotland have participated in the project and in developing multidisciplinary food education sessions.  BITC Scotland’s role is to provide ongoing support and relevant business links.

Find out more about Food for Thought.