Marine dishes up tasty food

SENT IN - Mike Beaton RNCPT
SENT IN - Mike Beaton RNCPT

PUPILS in North Lanarkshire will get a small taste of cuisine from the frontline in Afghanistan, when the Royal Marines roll into their schools.

Led by Commando chef Colour Sergeant Mike Beaton, pupils will be able to sample the ration packs used by the Royal Navy’s elite fighting force on frontline operations around the world.

The event will also provide the pupils with the opportunity to learn more about healthy eating, the detrimental effects of alcohol excess, as well as watching Mike, a fully qualified field chef, whipping up a delicious and healthy meal in front of them.

Mike will be joined by Royal Navy physical training instructors who will give the students a PE lesson, military style.

They will put the young people through their paces in a series of workouts designed to give them some idea of the fitness levels required for life in the modern Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

The team has already visited St Aidan’s High and will visit Clyde Valley High today (Thursday) and Our Lady’s High tomorrow (Friday).