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A 1 hour cookery class in your school, either as an after school club or to take place during school hours. The children will make either a sweet or savoury recipe to take home and share with their family. We alternate sweet and savoury dishes using seasonal fruit and vegetables where possible and including the major festivals such as Diwali, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Mothering Sunday and Easter and are happy to tailor the classes to include specific topics used at school.
We do require an oven and microwave, although this doesn't need to be in the area where the children are mixing the dishes. We are adaptable and are happy to run the cookery sessions in a classroom with a school kitchen nearby as well as in a curriculum kitchen. Either way the children do not use the oven. We feel it's very important to teach the children the difference between uncooked and cooked food as this builds in the science element to the cookery class. We also don't want to rely on parents having to put the oven just to cook 3 cupcakes or scones or risk the items being ruined as the children are in after school care for a while after they've made the items.
While the items are cooking we provide worksheets to complete with the children, these are linked to KS1, KS2 or KS3 depending on the age of the children. The worksheets link to other aspects of the curriculum such as the history, geography, science, maths and modern foreigh language. We also encourage the children to taste the different ingredients. For example:
Chocolate Banana Muffins (sugar free) - we will bring a globe and talk about where chocolate comes from and how it turns from a cocoa pod into the chocolate we use in the muffins. The difference between white, milk and plain chocolate and for the older children we'll run 'taste' experiments to see where our sense of taste comes from.
Minimum number of children required to run a class is 8 subject to availability. Classes can be booked as a one off, per half term, term or annually.