Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2023

Food Education: Food for Thought interesting practice exemplar - Garnetbank Primary School

What is this?

​​​​​​This exemplar demonstrates the work undertaken by Garnetbank Primary School in Glasgow using Food for Thought Funding. 

Who is this for?

​Establishments that would be interested in developing their Food and Health Education programme and creating their own YouTube Channel.

The school purchased digital equipment to record the learners cooking. The filmed recipes were then edited and uploaded to their own YouTube Channel called ‘Kids Cook’.

​How to use this exemplar

You are invited to use the following resources to open up discussion about creating a similar digital project in your own establishment. Equally, the recipes themselves can be used as simple, effective ideas for taking forward practical cookery without the digital element. The exemplar also explains how this project has included parents, both cooking at home with the recipes, and cooking in school alongside teachers and children.

Explore this exemplar

This is a long term project linking to the Food for Thought Fund, which provided the opportunity to link digital skills and cooking skills in order to develop food and health education.


Food for Thought interesting practice exemplar

Cooking - Garnetbank Primary

Kids Cook YouTube ​channel​ - Chicken and tomato pasta​.

What was the impact?​

Learners in all classes have been given the opportunity to make the recipes that have been uploaded to the school’s own YouTube Channel.

Some smaller groups were given the opportunity to choose and make the recipes themselves and have these filmed by older learners in the school. Primary 7 learners used the software that enabled them to edit the films and upload them to the channel. As they said on film, this was an excellent opportunity for them to develop their digital skills and will be of value to them in the future. These opportunities will be afforded to other groups of children as they move through the school in the years to come.

One particular success has been the involvement of the parents in the project and, as one the films shows, they were invited in to cook alongside their children using the recipes that the school has filmed.


PDF file: Food for Thought - Garnetbank Primary - Evaluation (288 KB)

PDF file: Food for Thoug​ht - Garnetbank Primary - Application Form​ (320 KB)