Scotland rugby players David Denton and Roddy Grant enjoyed a cooking lesson with school children in the Scotch Beef Children’s Cookery Theatre at the Royal Highland Show today.
The pair entered into the spirit of the event by joining children in the show’s Discovery Centre to make a Specially Selected Pork and couscous salad.
While the pair admitted that cooking was not a particular strength of theirs they entered into the spirit of the occasion and learnt a thing or two along with children from Ardrossan Academy in the show’s Discovery Centre.
Over the four days of the show around 15,000 children from throughout Scotland visit the Discovery Centre where one of the top attractions is the cookery theatre run by Quality Meat Scotland and the Royal Highland Education Trust.
Jennifer Robertson, Health and Education Coordinator with Quality Meat Scotland said: “During the show more than 1000 children will be learning to cook simple nutritious dishes using Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.
“We were delighted to welcome Roddy and David and they caused quite a stir with children, teachers and lots of mums too taking a keen interest in the players.
“Clearly good nutrition is vital to achieving top performance for rugby players and all sportsmen and women and we’re keen to ensure people understand the importance of red meat in a healthy diet and just how simple it is to prepare tasty nutritious dishes.”
The cookery theatre is part of a join initiative involving Quality Meat Scotland the Royal Highland Education Trust.
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