Glasgow primary pupils sample school meals served during the First World War

07/04/2015
Pupils offered chance to taste school meals served during First World War in their Fuel Zone.
 
Glasgow primary pupils were transported back in time to get a flavour of school meals served to children during the First World War thanks to Fuel Zone.
 
Sample stations were set up at each of the city’s 138 primaries to give children a taste of the typical meals available to pupils during the war. 
 
During the sessions, which took place during the normal lunchtime break, the pupils were given the option to try a main meal of cheese and potato flan and a pudding of baked rice.
 
Posters for each school were on display to highlight the changes in catering between 1914 and 2015, showing contrasting images of the dining and kitchen areas, the typical meals served and even the uniforms worn by staff.
 
Julia McCreadie, head of Encore and facilities management, said: “Our previous projects, such as the school crossing patroller poppy armbands and the lunch honouring Glaswegians born between 1914 to 1919, were designed to commemorate the First World War. 
 
“The school meal sample sessions were also introduced to commemorate the centenary, but we hope they also helped to educate today’s pupils about what school life was like during the First World War.”
  
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