FREE twilight CPD sessions in Stirling - join us!

Food for Life Scotland is offering a series of three FREE twilight sessions in 2017 to school staff in the Stirling area.

These sessions explore various aspects of the 'soil to plate journey' of our food and are appropriate for teaching and catering staff in early years, primary and secondary settings. The sessions offer a combination of practical skills, and ideas for how to use food as a wider, interdisciplinary learning context.

Details of the sessions are below, and you can book your place(s) through Stirling Council's 'Vantage' CLPL booking site.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact us at


1. Cooking Confidently with Stirling Catering & Forth Valley College

Forth Valley College

26th January, 4:00-5:30pm

- A practical food preparation session, delivered by staff in the Forth Valley College Hospitality Department. This will include guidance on safe and hygienic food practice when working with pupils, as well as basic preparation skills. You will learn how to prepare a simple, tasty dish using seasonal Scottish produce.  The session will also include ideas for connecting cooking with Curriculum for Excellence, and wider educational themes such as Learning for Sustainability; Skills for Learning, Life, and Work; and Raising Attainment.

- A brief overview of current practice within Stirling Council’s Catering Services; with a particular focus on their commitment to ethical and sustainable food, the ethos of the Food for Life Catering Mark (Silver Level), and opportunities for partnership with catering staff in your school.

-Limited spaces available


2. Growing on Your School Grounds

Tullibody Community Garden

9th February, 4:00-5:30pm

- This session will give an overview of food growing delivered by gardeners at Tullibody Community Garden, including a short tour of the garden.  The session will be split between indoors and outdoors so please bring warm and waterproof clothing.

- An opportunity to learn how to grow at your school regardless of space you have available and how to plan for the growing year. We will also look at importance of good soil, types of vegetables and fruit to grow in the school year and how to maintain these growing spaces.

-Limited spaces available


3. Your School Food Culture

Cornton Nursery

18th May, 4:00-5:30pm

- An insight into the importance of a school’s food culture, and the use of the school dining experience as a tool for learning, delivered by staff at Cornton Nursery and Food for Life Scotland. You will have the opportunity to hear about ideas and strategies for improving this essential part of the school day, as well as the chance to discuss how food culture can be used as a tool for ‘beyond the school gate’ inclusion with parents and the wider community.  Links to Learning for Sustainability through food will also be discussed.


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