Teachers from Aberdeen City and Shire schools have become the first cohort of teachers in Scotland to gain Good Food Champions professional recognition awarded by The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
The newly accredited teachers were awarded their qualifications by the programme partners at No.10 Restaurant in Aberdeen on Thursday, September September.
Among them were Amanda Carter of Inverurie Market Place Primary and Kirstie Hinton of Insch Primary.
The teachers were part of the programme’s inaugural year which took them on a ‘soil to plate’ journey.
This covered all aspects of food education, from planting and harvesting through to manufacturing, food preparation and tasting
Participants went on trips to working farms, conducted their own research and attended educational seminars and tasting sessions.
The teachers also engaged with local experts and organisations, and are now successfully championing food-related learning in their schools.
Sara Smith, Learning and Development Coordinator for The Royal Highland Education Trust, said: “We are delighted to award these teachers – the first in Scotland – with their Learning for Sustainability accreditation.
“As Good Food Champions, they will continue to share their ‘soil to plate’ learning in their schools and wider communities.”
As well as the partnership programme, the teachers were supported by a raft of individuals and businesses.