Stirling MP Praises Bannockburn High School Team on National 1st Place Win


Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, Children and Young People, Inequality, Volunteering

The Food for All team (left) and Alyn Smith MP

Alyn Smith MP has offered his congratulations to the Bannockburn High School team ‘Food for All’, winners of this year’s ‘Big Ideas 2020’ competition. 

The contest, run by the organisation ‘Solutions for the Planet’, combines STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) along with an enterprise approach with a focus on sustainability issues centering around young people.

Pupils Eilidh Dunning, Ewan Cameron, Imogen McIlwraith and Eilidh Jack from the local Stirling school scooped 1st prize for their innovative approach to tackling food poverty in the Stirling area, which consisted of a proposed distribution service of donated food, along with recipe cards to propose ideas for healthier options.

Alyn Smith MP said:
‘I was extremely grateful to be invited along to the Big Ideas 2020 event, and cheer on my home team from Bannockburn High School, Stirling. The Food for All team were articulate, clear and their passion to tackle food poverty shone through extremely well. I’m very proud they’ve won first place in this UK-wide competition, and championed the values and beliefs of their school and city. 

‘I give my thanks to them for being such positive ambassadors for Stirling, and hope their project continues to make a real difference to those in need in Stirling’s communities.

‘Hats off too to the team at Solutions for the Planet, who have pulled off an amazing feat in the most difficult of circumstances. They’ve kept the show on the road and adapted to digital means extremely effectively.’


Attached is a screenshot from the event.

Further information on the competition can be found here:

The ‘Food for All’ Team’s Twitter account can be found here:

Link to their fundraiser: