Silvery Tweed funds makeover at school

Cereal processing firm Silvery Tweed Cereals is continuing its 175th anniversary celebrations with a makeover at Berwick Middle School.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 07:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 13:54 pm
Berwick Middle School head teacher Ben Ryder (left) with Bob Gladstone and Sarah Capes from Silvery Tweed Cereals (right) cutting the ribbon on the new kitchens as pupils try the new facilities.

It has funded the kitchen refurbishment, which includes six new ovens, pasta machines, a barbecue, UV bacteria lights, chopping boards and utensils, nutritional analysis software as well as a new lighting system and painting.

The recently opened facility will be known as the Silvery Tweed Technical Centre.

Headteacher Ben Ryder said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the team at Silvery Tweed for their generous support. The new facilities are superb.

“We want to see as many people as possible benefit from them and so, as well as being used to enhance teaching, we also have plans to open them up to the wider community: running cookery lessons, for example. They will also be widely used for catering for a range of school events.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Silvery Tweed managing director Bob Gladstone added: “We’re very keen to promote the importance and development of basic cookery skills and food knowledge among the next generation of food professionals particularly in an age of convenience and fast food.

“Berwick has a strong industrial connection with the food-and-drink sector, and it is important that we showcase potential career paths to pupils. Hopefully, this can be an early part of that journey.

“It has been a pleasure to support Berwick Middle School and it is fantastic to hear that the new facilities will not only benefit pupils, but also the wider community.”

Silvery Tweed supplies many UK household names in the breakfast cereal and bread and bakery sectors from its base on the Tweedside Trading Estate in Tweedmouth.

The business has marked its 175th anniversary with activities including a brewery collaboration with Born in the Borders that saw the creation of two limited edition beers, and a summer fete for staff and their families.