Different take on lunchtime at Foveran

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PUPILS at Foveran Primary School enjoyed a different take on ‘lunchtime’ last week, when they hosted an Eco/Health picnic demonstrating a desire to live more sustainably and healthily.

Pupils dodged miserable weather to enjoy snacks on rugs in the library, with teddy bears dressed on a Scots theme.

Organisers Josh Dias-Smith, James Atkin and Harry Peters, representing the school’s Eco and Health Groups, told the Times that the event would encourage pupils to think, not only about what they are eating, but how their food is packaged and the food miles it has travelled.

James told the Times: “We want other pupils to think about the impact their eating habits have on the environment. For that reason, we’ve encouraged them to eat locally produced, healthy food, packaged sustainably using recycled packaging if possible.”

Josh, who brought his lunch to school in a cereal box, said: “There are some excellent examples of renewable packed lunches on display.

Teacher Mrs Mackie told the Times that the class had worked hard for the day.

“They’ve organised it really well, and some of the effort that has gone into the teddies is fantastic!” she said.