Competition: Test your creativity and innovation skills
Brakes Scotland National Primary School Meal Product Development Competition
Deadline for entries is 5th May 2017.
Join us and get involved with other schools around
the country to celebrate Scotland's natural larder.
To celebrate all that Scotland has to offer and to leave a lasting legacy for
Scotland's young people, we have established this national competition
in Scottish School Meals Week. This competition will not only celebrate
local provenance and food offering, it will also help to create activities that
support your school to address 'Better Eating Better Learning', 'Love Food Hate
Waste', 'Becoming a Good Food Nation' and 'Developing Young Workforce'.
- To engage the school community with Scotland's food Natural Larder
- To engender a good working relationship between the school as a whole community
parents, caterers, manufacturers and the food supply chain throughout Scotland
- To help pupils, teachers and parents understand where the food they eat every
day comes from and how it gets to their plate, including the product
- Encourage increased uptake of vegetables and fruit and aid understanding of the
eat well guide and general nutritional guidance
- Reduce food waste
- Celebrate the good food provided in schools
The competition is open to all primary 5,6, and 7 pupils from schools across
Scotland. Individual prizes will be given to the best entries, but all the
in the winning class will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Royal Highland
The winning product will be showcased at the ASSIST FM National Conference on
24th and 25th August 2017 and will feature in schools across Scotland during
Scottish School Meals week, 31st October 2017.
How to get involved
We are asking pupils to conduct their own market research to develop and new
Scots Origin one pot dish” that could be sold as a stand-alone product or be
of school meal that can be used in schools across Scotland.
The challenge is based on a similar format to the television programme 'Dragons
Den'. We would like pupils to put their creative and entrepreneurial skills to
the test and design an innovative new 'one pot' product that:
- They would like to eat and that could be form part or all of a school meal for
example meal soup, meal pot, layered dish or something creative and innovative
- Has to contain AT LEAST ONE Scottish ingredient
- Would encourage more pupils to take school meals if it was sold in the dining
- The product could be promoted with an innovative advertising campaign that would
include a name and a catch phrase to promote the product and fit with the Scots
- Can be sold as a stand alone product
- Meet nutritional guidance for a theme day in school
The brief aims to promote creativity and also support delivery of the wider
curriculum including Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and Numeracy across the
Curriculum, in addition to further enhancing skills for learning, life and work.
We would encourage pupils to research existing products, ingredients and explore
new and innovative ideas for products that they would like to eat.
Developing links with your school caterers could also help the product
development process as they may be able to provide lots of useful information
be willing to help the develop process. Schools may wish to work with local
producers, butchers, bakers or others to help support their product development
Initial ideas should be submitted to email@example.com by 5th May 2017 on the application form provided.
These ideas will be shortlisted by a team of judges and up to 10 schools will be
selected and informed by 10th May 2017 to participate in a final event to take
place at a venue in Central Scotland on 31st May 2017.
At the final event, a team of no more than 5 pupils from each school will be
asked to attend and bring all relevant marketing materials for their product
prepare a 5 minute sales pitch that they will have to present to a team of
ASSIST FM CAN SUPPORT THE COST OF A BUS TRANSPORT TO THE VENUE FROM ANY POINT ON
MAINLAND SCOTLAND. FERRY, AIR OR OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION COSTS CANNOT,
UNFORTUNATELY, BE COVERED. ISLAND OR REMOTE SCHOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE
TO SUBMIT PRE-FILMED PRESENTATION OR VIDEO CONFERENCE FACILITIES.
Brakes have confirmed that Professional Masterchef winner Gary McLean will be
delighted to cook off the winning recipe with the pupils at a date to be agreed
with the winning team!
To enter please complete the Entry Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th May 2017
Last reviewed: 12 Apr 2017