Have you noticed, over the past four years, delicious cookery smells wafting through the corridor in the UpperSchool? Have you wondered who’s been cooking?
The answer is a cookery session held Thursday afternoons in school time by Mrs Moncrieff and Mrs Toomey who have offered their time, as volunteers, to teach pupils at school how to prepare and make a wide variety of delicious treats in conjunction with the “Let’s Get Cooking” project.
To date, a few things they have cooked include sausage rolls, veggie chilli, pasties, cottage pie, vegetable noodles, pizza, fruit crumble, tray-bakes and fruity flapjacks.
Two very successful “community events” took place. Towards the end of the summer term of 2013 year 6 hosted a World War 2 tea party with guests invited from the local community. In November 2015 our current year 6 children made delicious apple crumbles one afternoon with star chef Mr Claxton taking part complete with a poorly-fitted apron!
These fun sessions aim to offer small groups of children the opportunity to practice cookery life skills in a relaxed atmosphere. The children are usually very pleased with their ‘makes’ and can’t wait to take them home to try them!