A Taste of Scotland

Ahead of St.Andrew’s Day, primary 1-3 sampled some tasty Scottish foods.

First, we discussed foods that are special to Scotland to establish what the children already knew. Suggestions included: Haggis, chocolate, shortbread, tablet, bread, porridge, sherbet, scones, sugar and the list goes on. Miss Bruce discussed a request from her friend in Australia who asked her to send her some of these foods including a wee drink of Irn-bru! The children quickly named the Mummy and Daddy juice which is special to Scotland too, see if you can guess what that is 😉 It also features in our school show this year!

We went on to discuss taste and texture of various food types and asked the children for some suggestions as to how to describe different foods. Suggestions included: sweet, salty, crunchy, bitter, nippy, crumbly and sour along with many others. We were very impressed by their suggestions!

Then it was on to sampling! We tasted oatcakes, Scottish tablet, shortbread and porridge. We were DELIGHTED as all of the children sampled some and we didn’t hear any of the famous “I don’t like it” before they tried! Miss Bruce and I felt very proud. Here are some photographs of their afternoon.

Waitress Miss Bruce showing them to their tables. IMG_0457Eyeing up the shortbread! IMG_0458The Oatcakes went down a treat!  IMG_0459IMG_0460IMG_0464IMG_0465IMG_0466IMG_0467IMG_0468IMG_0469IMG_0470IMG_0471IMG_0472IMG_0473