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School Pupils Feed Their Minds at Loughry Campus

Over 600 GCSE Home Economics and Science pupils had the opportunity to open their minds to a career in the food and drink industry, through an innovative syllabus support event hosted by Loughry Campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Cookstown.

The ‘Feed Your Mind’ event has now firmly established itself as an annual event within many of the 27 participating schools' calendars. The one-day fun filled programme, which utilises the extensive practical facilities unique to Loughry, provided the students with an interesting and informative look at the use of science and technology in the Food and Drinks Industry. The pupils were taken through several practical demonstrations, including the very popular ice-cream manufacture and chocolate processing, as well as tickling their taste buds in new product development and finding out what’s really in a sausage. The programme is aimed at illustrating how various scientific techniques; technologies and consumer issues have a major impact on the food we eat.

The event was also an excellent opportunity for the pupils to hear first hand from Tasty Careers Ambassadors and past Loughry students, Ciaran O’Kane, Business Unit Manager, Moy Park and Suzanne McKay, Brand Manager, Dale Farm about the tasty careers in the food industry and how courses at Loughry could provide them with further study in an exciting and rewarding area. Loughry’s practically based courses and world class facilities ensure their students are well equipped to make the most of the excellent employment and career progression opportunities in one of our most successful industries.

For further information about the courses at Loughry Campus freephone 0800 0284291 or why not come along to our Open Day on August 22nd between 3 and 8pm and get a taste of campus life.


Cleaning up at Loughry
Calvin Carney, Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt, Alex Ingram, Aughnacloy College and Adam Milliken, Fivemiletown College, check out food hygiene practices with Dr Shirley Malcomson, Food Technology Lecturer, CAFRE during the Feed Your Mind careers event held recently at Loughry Campus, Cookstown.


Tasty insight at Loughry
Jordan Doherty and Amy Cartmill, Year 11 pupils from Newry High School test out their sense of taste on new products with Hazel Boyd, Food Technology Technician, CAFRE during the Feed Your Mind careers event at Loughry Campus, Cookstown.


Baking success at Loughry
Hazelwood Integrated College Year 11 pupils Lance Bustos and Whitley Lines try their hand at bread making at the Feed Your Mind careers event at Loughry Campus.


Tasty treats at Loughry
Year 11 pupils Conor McGovern, St Colm’s College, Draperstown and Jessica Curran, St Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea enjoyed trying their hand at chocolate making at the Feed Your Mind careers event held recently at Loughry Campus, Cookstown.


Careers in focus at Loughry
Michael Brolly and Laura Maybin, Year 11 pupils from Ballyclare Secondary School hear about the range of career opportunities in the Northern Ireland food industry from Liz Simpson, Food Technology Lecturer about during the ‘Feed your Mind’ careers event held recently at Loughry Campus.


Science careers in focus at Loughry
Year 11 pupils Eilisha Campbell, Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt, Ruth Robinson, Aughnacloy College and Victoria Robinson, Fivemiletown College, get an insight into the acids contained in foods from Nicola McClean, Food Technology Lecturer, CAFRE at the Feed Your Mind careers event held recently at Loughry Campus.


Healthy careers start at CAFRE
Year 11 pupils Henry Moore, Campbell College and Grace Rogers, Hunterhouse College find out about healthy foods and diets from Dr Gillian Stevenson Food Technology Lecturer, CAFRE during their recent visit to the Feed Your Mind careers event at Loughry Campus, Cookstown.


Creamy careers at Loughry
Year 11 pupils from Newry High School, Annabel Stewart and Aimee Magowan enjoy sampling ice-cream at the Feed Your Mind careers event at Loughry Campus, with Food Technology Lecturer Ian Hassard, CAFRE.


Packing it in at Loughry
Year 11, Hazelwood Integrated College pupil Ross Hunter learns about modified atmosphere packaging during the Feed Your Mind careers event at Loughry Campus, with Food Packaging Lecturer, Tony Duffy, CAFRE.


Manufacturing success at Loughry
Dearbhail McNamee, St Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea and Catherine Toner, St Colm’s College, Draperstown learn about sausage manufacture from Peter Simpson, Senior Food Technology Lecturer, CAFRE at the Feed Your Mind careers event at Loughry Campus.


Dairy delightful careers at Loughry
Suzanne McKay, Brand Manager with Dale Farm and Tasty Careers Ambassador talked to Year 11 students from Hazelwood Integrated College Kelly Macklin, Jade Doyle and John English about the range of opportunities in the Northern Ireland food and drink industry during the Feed your Mind careers event held recently at Loughry Campus.


Health and fitness focus at Loughry
Year 11 Campbell College student Finlay Robinson is put through his paces watched on by Nicole Fusco, Hunterhouse College during the health and fitness demonstration at the Feed Your Mind careers event held recently at Loughry Campus.

Source: Cafre - School Pupils Feed Their Minds at Loughry Campus