Science Week with Neill’s
Primary school children will be embarking on a bread-making ‘journey’ during British Science Week as part of a STEM (Science Technology English and Maths) initiative by Northern Ireland’s leading flour mill Neill’s Flour.
British Science Week (March 8-17) is a 10-day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and to embrace this year’s ‘Journeys’ theme, Neill’s Flour will be visiting local primary schools to deliver hands-on, practical STEM workshops on the journey of bread-making, giving pupils an opportunity to take part in experiments and discover the science behind the ‘wheat to flour’ process.
The cross-community initiative, which will be rolled out across the province every year, will kick off with visits to Victoria Primary School, Belfast, and St. Joseph’s Primary School in Ballyhackamore.
Even if you’re not getting ready for lent, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is a fantastic excuse to enjoy a hot pancake fresh off the griddle, or have some fun trying to get the perfect flip. For some it’s all about a thin crepe with lemon and sugar, but our favourite is a thicker drop scone pancake served with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
Throughout February we are celebrating fibre – highlighting why having it regularly is important, helping those who may be missing out and sharing some top tips to help you make the most of foods that contain fibre.
Did you know that six slices of wholemeal bread would provide more than 50% of the average fibre requirement for adults; brown bread would provide around 40% and white bread 22%.