Enterprising Tyrie pupils

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Budding entrepreneurs at Tyrie School have successfully raised almost £1000 for their school funds.

The primary 5 to 7 class together with their teacher Mrs Sheena Aitkenhead proudly presented a cheque to Head Teacher Mrs Sarah Simpson for £941.50 from the sale of their very own recipe calendar.

The inspiration for the Recipe Calendar came from the class and their active involvement in Food Technology sessions under the tuition of classroom assistant, Mrs Patsy Davidson.

It is also a celebration of Tyrie School’s successes over the past decade: winning both first and second prizes for a Packed Lunch menu in 2001 and first prize and the special award for Best Research Proposal in 2006 in the Taste of Grampian competition.

In 2002 the school received the Most Outstanding Project accolade at the Grampian Education Business Partnership Awards for its production and marketing of Tyrie Oatmeal Shortbread. More recently the school were twice Scottish Winners, in 2008 and 2009 in the Kenwood Food Challenges.

Some of the recipes included in the calendar are award- winning; others represent each month of the year using seasonal produce, some grown in the school’s very own Community Eco-garden.

A representative of the school told the Herald: “We greatly appreciate the support of everyone who purchased our calendar and also extend grateful thanks to the local businesses and to the Tyrie Parent Council for their sponsorship of its production.”