Milton of Balgonie sisters’ healthy message

Keegan and Finley Tracey from Milton of Balgonie
Keegan and Finley Tracey from Milton of Balgonie

Two enterprising school pupils from Milton of Balgonie have produced their own video to promote the idea of giving all school children a free breakfast.

Keegan and Finley Tracey made the video and posted it online as part of a competition to get ideas for new laws that could be introduced at parliament.

The ‘Lights, Camera, Parliament!’ competition asked young people aged seven to 16 to submit a film, script or storyboard telling Parliament about a new law they would like to see introduced in the UK.

Competition winners will get to visit the House of Commons as part of the prize.

Twelve year-old Keegan Tracey, a pupil at St Andrews High in Kirkcaldy, said: “We got the idea from the free lunches that are available at school.

“I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we thought it would be really good if everyone going to school got a breakfast to make sure they start the day properly.

“A good breakfast helps people to focus their mind and concentrate on education because it is fuel for your body.

“And that can lead to getting better qualifications and then better jobs - and a better quality of life.

“We have made quite a few videos together before where we interviewed people so we thought it would be good to make one explaining why we thought this idea for breakfasts was a good one.”

And ten-year-old Finley, a pupil at St Paul’s Primary School in Glenrothes, says she would like to visit the House of Commons.

“Mum and Dad have always reminded us how important it is to have breakfast so maybe that’s where it came from,” she explained.

“I think I would really like to go down to the parliament and meet people in power because we could make it happen if we get the chance to speak to them.”

The girls’ video is posted on the schools website where it has been viewed more than 15,000 times and received over 100 comments.

Competition winners will be invited to a special awards day at the Houses of Parliament on April 1 this year.

They will get a tour of the Palace of Westminster, an opportunity to speak with Members of Parliament about their proposed law, hosted by the Lord Speaker.

The winning film will be screened at the British Film Institute.

Pete Tracey, Keegan and Finley’s dad, thanked everyone who had gone online to view the film.

“The support has been great, we’ve had loads of really positive comments.”