Private school pupils dish up food destined for the bin


PUPILS at a private school organised a feast – of food destined for the bin.


Hungry: Pupils learned about The Real Junk Food Project



Year Six pupils from Loretto Junior School, in Musselburgh, East Lothian, worked alongside volunteers from The Real Junk Food Project to dish up the meal, made from food that would otherwise go to waste.

The Real Junk Food Project collects food from across Edinburgh and serves it in creative ways at pop-up cafes across the city.

The meal was served to parents, supporters, friends and members of the public.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the issue of food waste, help people to eat and cook better and instigate change towards a more sustainable, efficient and just food system.

A statement from the school said: ” ‘The Future of Food’ is the June theme for Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink.

“Could this be a template for schools around Scotland to follow, giving those with most at stake hands-on opportunities to challenge the future of our food system?”.