Telling your Food for Life Scotland Story

Sharing and learning from each other is a key feature of Food for Life Scotland schools, and it’s all we ask schools to do when it comes to evidencing how you’re getting on with your Food for Life activities.

We LOVE all of the stories we have received so far – and we’re looking forward to getting even more stories from you all!

If you’ve not already shared a story, or are unsure about how to start, then don’t worry – we’ve put together some guidelines to help you:

  • Remember the 6 Ws: who, what, where, when, why, and what next.  Who was involved? What happened? Where and when did it take place? Why did do you it? What did you learn, and what will you do next?
  • What went well? What didn’t? Share your experiences!
  • Don’t worry about writing too much – keep your story short and simple. We don’t want story-telling to be a daunting task for anyone. Why not consider a ‘blog’ format to tell the story of a particular project as it progresses?
  • Don’t forget to add a great picture - sometimes a picture really does tell the story far better than words could ever do.
  • Add a few tags related to the content of your story so others can find your story and be inspired to take action themselves! For example, if your story is about cooking up a meal using fresh veg grown in your garden, you could add tags such as ‘seasonal,’ ‘local,’ ‘fresh,’ ’sustainable’, and ‘cook’.
  • Make story-sharing a regular occurrence. Anyone in a school can add a story to help share and celebrate your food-related action.  Just be sure to select your school from the drop-down list to keep all of your stories together. We want everyone in a school community –pupils, parents, teachers, catering staff, local residents, local businesses, and local organisations – to share and celebrate good food with Food for Life Scotland!


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