The Scottish Food and Drink Federation set up the partnership as part of its national schools programme: A Future in Food. This works to create mutually beneficial educational relationships between schools and the food industry to facilitate learning and promote careers in the industry.
Through the partnership, pupils from four local primary schools associated with Bellshill Academy have already learnt how to design, create and market a new bread product that could fit into Warburtons’ range. The young people also had the chance to experience the all-important ‘pitching process’.
Aileen Strowes, Safety & CR Manager, Warburtons Scotland, said: “We look forward to continuing our work with the school to help inspire and educate the pupils in the understanding of the world of business.”
Bellshill Academy’s pupils have enhanced their skills in areas such as ICT, literacy, team working, communication, problem solving and organisation.
Equally, Warburtons’ employees have been able to engage more closely with their local community by getting involved with the project and visiting the schools to provide input about the company and its products.