Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Learning for Sustainability using food as a context

What is this?

This exemplar demonstrates how Food for Thought funding has benefitted a school in Glasgow.

Who is this for?

This resource is mainly aimed at primary practitioners or those in secondary delivering BGE.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice?

  • Does your school have existing space to facilitate 'live' learning?
  • If not, how could you adapt your existing premises to introduce 'live' learning?
  • Which of the Sustainable Development Goals could be targeted through undertaking a project such as this?

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What was done?

In this video, staff and pupils from St. Eunan’s Primary, Clydebank, describe how applying for a Food for Thought grant to keep hens in school has provided an interdisciplinary learning context that has supported the development of their whole school approach to learning for sustainability.



The school identified food education as an area for improvement and successfully accessed funding from Food for Thought. Support from Education Scotland and food education partners made this project possible.

What was the impact?

Learners developed an understanding of the provenance of foods and caring for and looking after live animals.
This project provided the school with opportunities to develop learning for sustainability across the curriculum.