ASPIRING chefs at Hearsall Primary School got their cooking hats on as part of a fun baking day to celebrate the launch of a new education website that aims to bring food to life.
Newly launched Grain Chain teamed up with the Fun Kitchen to provide the pupils with a unique and fun learning day last Friday to teach them where bread comes from, how to cook it and the science behind a good ‘rise’.
Hearsall Primary School was transformed into a flour-filled cookery workshop as Children wore cooking aprons and hats donated by the project as they took the first steps to becoming budding young chefs.
“We welcome the introduction of cooking into the curriculum as it’s another major step towards helping children learn a healthier approach to food, to eat better and subsequently do better in school,” said headteacher Emma Billington.
“The Grain Chain website is a great resource that will undoubtedly help us deliver really fun and interesting lessons in class and meet our responsibilities as teachers.”
Grain Chain is a partnership project between the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Flour Advisory Bureau (FAB).
The website provides inspiration for teachers through a series of free classroom resources that aim to give children a head start when it comes to curriculum based learning for food science, food provenance, healthy eating and cooking skills.
Simon Gray from the Food Teachers Centre and Director of the Fun Kitchen, who delivered the day’s activities, added: “Whether a child is crazy about baking cakes, potty about pies and pastry or simply bonkers about bread, we want to give them the life skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy making their own great tasting food.”