Children cook up 
B&B breakfasts

BORDERS schoolchildren are coming up with breakfast ideas for a bed and breakfast in Yetholm in the annual Farmhouse Breakfast Competition.

The contest, run by the Royal Highland Education Trust’s Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative and sponsored by Scottish Borders Council, this year sees participating children come up with a new breakfasts to appeal to guests, especially young ones, at Clare Edgar’s bed and breakfast at Kirk Yetholm.

Organiser Lesley Mason said: “A lot of kids still start school without having a nice healthy breakfast in the morning. This is a good way to encourage them to try new food. They also do projects in class to understand where their food comes from, what’s healthy, what’s Scottish and why it is a good idea to buy Scottish food.”

The event is now in its eighth year and Ms Mason said: “We have a much better take-up now across the whole of the Borders. The schools are much more aware they need to promote healthy food and healthy breakfasts and the competition fits in incredibly well with some of the things the schools are doing anyway.”

P1-3 children will keep a breakfast diary at home and, after deciding the classes’ most popular breakfast, will be asked to come up with a new breakfast cereal and give it a name children will love. P4-7 pupils will produce recipe cards for seven healthy breakfast options for the B&B.

The closing date is tomorrow (February 1) and the winners will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony at SBC headquarters in Newtown St Boswells on February 22.

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