Where does our food come from? Join us as we explore the journey of your food from the soil to your plate. Investigate food production technologies past and present, and the impact they have on the world around us and the food we eat.

Classes: P4–7
Cost: £75
Timings: 10:30/11:30/12:30 (60 mins) (check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Throughout the year

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How should I prepare my group/class for this workshop?

Please note that this workshop is unsuitable for pupils with a gluten allergy. Pupils with a gluten intolerance will be able to participate, but unable to consume the resulting produce.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Where does our food come from? Join us as we explore the journey of your food from the soil to your plate. Investigate food production technologies past and present, and the impact they have on the world around us and the food we eat.

In this workshop pupils will:

  • Discover the diversity of breads eaten here in Scotland and across the world
  • Explore how bread was made in the past compared with how it is made now
  • Learn about cereal crops native to Scotland and their importance
  • Have a go at making their own traditional Scottish bread.

Useful resources and activities

  • Explore any of our related collections online back in the classroom.
  • Try making your own bannocks – take our recipe home with you today!
  • Research other crops, foods and dishes traditionally eaten in your area and try recreating them in class.
  • Investigate the nutritional qualities of different grains and other native or heritage foods.
  • Find out more about Scotland’s diverse traditional larder through organisations such as Slow Food Scotland.
  • Print out and take part in our Bees and Farming Treasure Map
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