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Breakfast time for pupils

The Store owner Andrew Booth with Slains School head teacher, Hilda Cooper-Thomson and pupils Fraser MacLeod,11, and Charlotte Burrows, 7.

The Store owner Andrew Booth with Slains School head teacher, Hilda Cooper-Thomson and pupils Fraser MacLeod,11, and Charlotte Burrows, 7.

A GROUP of Aberdeenshire pupils have been learning the importance of having breakfast.

The Store at Foveran welcomed 37 children from Slains School through its farm gates as part of the recent Farmhouse Breakfast Week.

The campaign was based around the theme of “Shake Up Your Wake Up”, which encourages people to make a small change to their morning routine, which will then allow them time to enjoy breakfast.

The session with the pupils included sausage and smoothie making, and a foody games station where the children learned about the different food types and the importance of including them in to their diets.

The Store managing director and farmer, Andrew Booth, said: “Farmhouse Breakfast Week is now in its 13th year of running and this is the second year we have supported it.

“I find it amazing that there are still so many children and even adults missing out on the most important meal of the day.

“The campaign gives us a great chance to educate about the importance of having breakfast. Many people run busy lifestyles, however, the campaign’s main aim is getting across that by making a small change to your routine will make time for breakfast that will set you up for the day ahead.”

Slains School head teacher, Mrs Hilda Cooper-Thomson, said: “At Slains we are very pro-active in promoting a healthy lifestyle to the pupils so when we found out about the campaign and what The Store were running we had to take part.

“The afternoon session at The Store was very informative and a lot of fun for the children. We were doing our own activities in the school including porridge-making and taster sessions to educate the children on what can be added to porridge to make it different.

“It is important that children come to school eager and ready to learn and a balanced breakfast can set them up for the day.”

 

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