Published: Friday, January 18th, 2013
National hospital’s restaurant name is unveiled
Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, officially revealed the new name of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s staff and visitor restaurant today (Friday 18 January 2013).
“The Golden Bistro”, as suggested by the children of Primary 4/5 of Kilpatrick Primary School, was selected as the winning entry in the hospital’s ‘Name the Restaurant’ competition. The competition, in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council, was one of two competitions launched last year to help celebrate the Golden Jubilee’s tenth year as part of the NHS.
The new name was revealed by Mr Russell and children from the winning class in an unveiling ceremony held in the hospital restaurant. Before the ceremony, the class took part in a fun and interactive session on healthy eating with hospital staff.
After the unveiling, Mr Russell had the opportunity to meet with winners of the second school competition, ‘A Picture of Health’, which asked pupils to design a ‘healthy face’ using fruits and vegetables to represent facial features.
Winners and runners up from three separate age categories were presented with certificates in the hospital Conservatory, which currently hosts a gallery of all the entries received – more than 700 posters.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Russell said: “To deliver a healthier Scotland for all, it is important that our children begin to learn about healthy food choices from a young age. Curriculum for Excellence is helping to give pupils the knowledge and skills to take responsibility for their current and future health.
“I am pleased to see those skills are already being put to good use by those who took part in the ‘healthy faces’ poster competition and the competition to name the Golden Jubilee National Hospital dining hall. My congratulations go to Ms Baird’s P4/5 class at Kilpatrick Primary School who suggested the winning name and of course to the Golden Jubilee hospital for giving pupils the chance to be part of these competitions.”
Shona Chaib, Nurse Director at the Golden Jubilee, said: “It was important for us to involve the local schools in our anniversary celebrations as a way to thank the local community for all their support. We were overwhelmed with the response we received for both competitions and would like to say a huge thank you to all of the schools who took part.
“It’s wonderful to see so many children, parents and staff fromWest Dunbartonshireprimary schools here today. We’re especially privileged to have the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning take part in the unveiling ceremony. We are delighted with the winning name and know The Golden Bistro will play a central role in the day to day life of the hospital for many years to come.”
West Dunbartonshire Council’s Convener for Educational Services, Councillor Michelle Stewart, added: “The healthy eating message is really important in all our schools, so these two competitions were great for our pupils to get involved in and I’m pleased that so many entries were received. I think the Golden Bistro is a fantastic name and I’m sure the pupils atKilpatrickPrimary School will be very proud that their entry was chosen as the winner. I’ve also really enjoyed looking at all the entries for the Picture of Health competition – they show that West Dunbartonshire Schools certainly have some very talented and creative pupils!”
The poster gallery will be on display in the Golden Jubilee Conservatory for the month of January and can be viewed between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.