BROUGHTON Primary School won the annual Borders Farmhouse Breakfast contest.
The competition, run by the Royal Highland Education Trust’s (RHET) Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative (SBCI) and sponsored by Scottish Borders Council (SBC), attracted entries from 20 classes.
The project co-ordinator, Lesley Mason, who was one of the judges, said: “I was very impressed with the amount of work the pupils had put into their project. Some of the recipes sounded delicious and I would certainly love to have them if I was staying at a bed and breakfast.
“Every year I am amazed that the standard is so high. This year in particular, the quality of the work and the ideas were great.”
She went on: “Unfortunately several classes that had hoped to enter were unable to do so because the snowy weather meant their schools were closed and they ran out of time.”
This challenge this year for the older children was to come up with a new set of breakfasts to appeal to guests, especially young ones, at Clare Edgar’s award-winning Mill House bed-and-breakfast at Kirk Yetholm.
Judges were SBC hospitality staff and RHET Borders committee members, including Mrs Edgar who said: “The children’s ideas such as ‘Floor’s Castle fruit kebabs’, ‘Edgar’s extravaganza’ and ‘River’s Day Delight’ were inspirational and gave me lots of good ideas for my new spring menu.”
The younger pupils conducted a survey to see what the favourite breakfasts in their class were and then created a new cereal with packaging.
The six other winners from Broughton, Yarrow, Ednam, Westruther and Heriot primary schools were also presented with their £50 book tokens at the prizegiving ceremony at SBC headquarters in Newtown St Boswells last Friday.