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: First and Second level (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 milk allergy. Lactose-intolerant pupils 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:

  • Learn about the diversity of dairy produce eaten here in Scotland and across the world
  • Explore how dairy produce was made in the past compared with how it is made now.
  • Find out more about dairy management past and present here in Scotland.
  • Have a go at making their own butter.

Useful resources and activities

  • Explore any of our related collections online back in the classroom.
  • Investigate the diverse range of traditional dairy animals here in Scotland and across the world.
  • Explore the tradition of the summer ‘shieling’ and its social and environmental context.
  • Find out more about Scotland’s diverse traditional larder through organisations such as Slow Food Scotland
  • Research other crops, foods and dishes traditionally eaten in their areas and try recreating them in class.
  • Print out and take part in our Bees and Farming Treasure Map
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