Your charity for Scotland’s environment

Food and the Environment

Our professional learning course on Food & the Environment aims to improve your confidence in using sustainable food as a context for learning across the curriculum, particularly through practical action, outdoor learning, and Learning for Sustainability.  It aims to inspire your enthusiasm and curiosity to explore and reconnect with what you eat. 

As teachers, head teachers and other educators work to secure every learner's entitlement to Learning for Sustainability, this Food and the Environment professional learning programme provides the opportunity to develop professional knowledge, confidence and skills in relation to the social justice and sustainability aspects of the GTCS and other Standards. 

Programme aims:

  • Improve practitioner confidence in using sustainable food as a context for learning across the curriculum, through practical action, outdoor interdisciplinary learning and teaching. 
  • To inspire enthusiasm and curiosity to explore and reconnect to what you eat. 
  • To enable learning and teaching that supports your learners to develop their value systems about food and to make informed choices in their home and working lives. 
  • To offer practical ideas, resources and materials to support food growing, cooking and eating activities with your young people. 

It is particularly relevant for those leading on Better Eating Better Learning, Skills for Work and Life, Learning for Sustainability and Good Food Nation initiatives. Twelve staff from 11 schools are currently participating. The current presentation of this course is for Edinburgh based primary schools and educators and their learning will be shared in 2017. 

To express interest in future offerings of this professional learning programme, for your school or local authority send an email, with Food & the Environment PLP in the subject line, confirming your contact details to food@keepscotlandbeautiful.org.