School children celebrate Queen's Baton arrival in Scotland

30/06/2014
Glasgow school kids had a Scottish theme day to celebrate the last leg of the Queen's Baton Relay.
 
Primary school pupils enjoyed their last Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games theme day as they marked the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Scotland with a Scottish inspired meal. 

Over the course of the past few months we have organised special meal days to coincide with the Queen’s Commonwealth Baton Relay around the world, with children so far enjoying the continental cuisine of the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean.

For the Scottish theme, school Fuel Zones were decorated with tartan and Saltire decorations and kids got the chance to taste a traditional Scottish meal.

Pupils were offered Scotch broth soup to start, followed by a range of classic main course options including steak pie with roast potatoes and gravy, haggis and clapshot, or sausage stovies with carrots. For dessert, trifle and shortbread were on offer.  

Children in Cleeves Primary School celebrated their day on Wednesday, June 11, and the pupils were lucky enough to have some live entertainment from a bagpiper.

Catering manager Alison Humes and her team wore tartan sashes for the day, and worked tirelessly to serve all the hungry pupils in the Fuel Zone.

Julia McCreadie, head of facilities management, said: “Over the course of the past few months the themed days have allowed Cordia to involve school children in the countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

“As well as welcoming the sporting event to our city, it has given the pupils an opportunity to learn about the various different countries and cultures involved in the Games.”