Southmuir showcase

PUPILS from Southmuir Primary School are joining up with 300 more pupils from across Scotland to take part in ‘Scotland’s Larder Showcase’ at the Royal Highland Show next week.

Organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust the main ring event will see the pupils showing off a range of Scottish procude including beef, lamb, pigs, eggs, milk, soft fruit, fish, poultry, game, potatoes and vegetables.

Pupils were given a brief to prepare in class, interpreting the produce in the context of Scottish food production, branding and the journey from farm gate to plate.

At the show a pipe band will lead the groups, ‘colour-coded’ in different t-shirts, into the main ring. One pupil from each group will then introduce the school while another recites a rhyme about the produce.

All schools will then march around the ring to the rousing sound of The Proclaimers’ (I’m Gonna Be) 500 miles.

‘Scotland’s Larder Showcase’ is one of a number of RHET activities at the show with the main focus at the Dobbies Children’s Discovery Centre where the theme will be ‘From Past To Present’, encouraging interest in farming, food and rural life through the ages.

The Royal Highland Show takes place on June 23 to 26 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.