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The Inspirational Packed Lunches for Schools workshop to be held at Kyle of Sutherland Hub


By Caroline McMorran

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Packed lunches for school children usually consist of a sandwich, chocolate biscuit, piece of fruit and possibly a yoghurt.

But a workshop being run next week will highlight lots more nutritious and tasty alternatives that can be put in pupils’ lunch boxes.

The Inspirational Packed Lunches for Schools fun session is being held at the new marquee tent at the Kyle of Sutherland Hub on Wednesday for two hours from 4pm to 6pm.

Tutor Sanaa Macleod will share lots of ideas on different types of food an snacks you can use for packed lunches.

She will be taking into consideration the use of seasonal produce, what can be sourced locally to reduce food miles and the impact on food waste.

The workshop is one of the first to be held physically rather than virtually as lockdown eases.

It is aimed at adults and booking is through Eventbrite.

Lairg and District Learning Centre is organising the session through its Seasons of Change project, which is funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

Participants are being asked to consider wearing a face covering throughout the session and to adhere to the safety guidelines that the Kyle of Sutherland Hub has put in place.

Hand sanitiser must be used where it is available.

Anyone who feels unwell, or has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms in the past two weeks, should not attend.

A spokesman for Lairg and District Learning Centre said: “We are operating a pay what you can system just now, so you can access these sessions for as little as £1.

“As a charity we have been hugely impacted by our Covid-19 closure and this has meant our usual income generation activities have all had to stop.

“If you are able to donate more than £1, we would be extremely grateful”

The hub’s new marquee is easily accessible and is located on the roadside industrial estate outside Bonar Bridge.

Another two workshops tale on growing your own produce and water for wildlife take place next month.

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