Bringing Scotland's schools and food and drink
companies together

About our work with schools

Bringing Scotland's schools and food and drink manufacturers together.

Through our schools work - A Future in Food, we help teachers, pupils and parents better understand the food and drink industry in Scotland, highlight the wide variety of careers on offer and the routes to access them.

As part of this work we create and support long-term partnerships between schools and food and drink companies that support A Curriculum for Excellence. Pupils not only gain a better understanding of where their food comes from and how it is produced but also gain practical skills via real life experiences and active engagement with industry.

For schools that are looking for support for a specific event or activity we have 300 food and drink ambassadors from across the food chain that can help at career events, host site visits or run classroom workshops. If you work in food and drink and would like encourage young people to consider food and drink as a career, sign up as a food and drink ambassador.

Due to the diverse nature of the food and drink industry, there are opportunities for engagement with many subjects including maths, sciences, IT, technology and Home Economics. There are also exciting possibilities for cross curricular activities. We have developed a range of resources both for teachers to use in lesson plans and for industry to use when working with schools.

Food and drink companies are proud of the close links they have with the communities in which they operate – and the ways in which they make a positive difference to the everyday lives of local people. To get your school or company involved please get in touch:

Email: schools@sfdf.org.uk
Tel: 0131 229 9415.


Last reviewed: 24 Jul 2015