Blog: Homespun economy measures

Catherine Sleep | 23 March 2004

A Scottish High School has gone to extraordinary lengths to help its pupils keep the weight off – and raise much needed cash for school funds at the same time.

Dalziel High School is producing its own potato crisps for pupils to buy. They are organic and low in fat and salt. Headmaster Brian Miller admitted that, yes, in an ideal world pupils would eat apples instead, but the reality is that they want crisps. This way the staff can make sure the crisps to which the pupils have most ready access are as healthy as possible.

One assumes the initiative also helps boost the school’s coffers. One of the things I like about this story is that the school isn’t a richly endowed private school, but a comprehensive (an all-ability, non-fee-paying state school, for our non-UK readers). Well done to the teachers and parents for dreaming up and implementing such an imaginative project.

Dalziel High School report


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