As many of us recover from too much good food at Christmas, pupils at Bourne Abbey are set to continue to keep food on the menu!
Teachers at the school have been busy working since September to implement the new national curriculum which now includes compulsory cookery lessons for all primary school children.
Pupils are now required to prepare and cook predominately savoury dishes as well as know where food comes from and develop an awareness of seasonality.
In December, Year 1 children made delicious vegetable soup and hedgehog bread rolls as part of their night time topic. Pupils chopped vegetables and mixed dough from scratch to produce the warming fayre which they ate as part of their pyjama party. At the end of the day, the extra hedgehog rolls were sold by pupils and £40 was raised from donations from parents and carers. The money raised was donated to the Bourne Foodbank. Other recent gastronomic delights include pupils in Year 4 baking bread following an Ancient Roman recipe, Year 6 students making a celebration fruitcake using WW2 rations and Year 2 making Scotch pancakes on their Katie Morag day!
Their culinary efforts are not only enriching pupils’ learning but are also an intrinsic part of the school’s continuing work towards the Bronze Food for Life award. The school updates their blog on the Food for Life website with exciting activities and in October the school was awarded Super Blogger status! You can follow their blog and activities by www.foodforlife.org.uk/whats-happening/schools/Bourne-Abbey-Church-of-England-Primary-Academy-136354