Cheddar Grove celebrate new cookery room with ‘Come Dine with Me’ experience

Children at Cheddar Grove Primary School, Bristol have used their new purpose built cookery classroom this week to show off their skills to their families.

Parents and carers were invited in on Tuesday 8th December for a three course dinner prepared and served by the children.

In order to fully embrace food technology as part of the national curriculum for 4 to 11 year olds, the school has recently refurbished its cooking classroom with a modern central island unit designed to resemble the family home.

Chantelle Smith, Healthy Schools and Food Technology lead teacher at Cheddar Grove said:

“Having the new classroom has really boosted our food and nutrition teaching and means we can involve the local community in events. Our aim is to help children to develop a healthy attitude towards food and a lifelong passion for cooking.

”The cooking club got a real confidence boost through showcasing the dishes they have learnt for their families."

Cheddar Grove cookery club get ready for visiting friends and family

Cheddar Grove cookery club get ready for visiting friends and family

Olivia Avery is part of the cookery club. She said:

“The cooking club has been about learning new skills and learning to try things that you haven’t before. Certain things I thought I didn’t like, but then I discovered I did. We have worked together as a team to produce something good. At home, I am cooking more with my family. I want to make more healthy meals and copy the recipes we have learnt.”

Family and friends join the cookery club to mark the opening of the their new kitchen classroom

Family and friends join the cookery club to mark the opening of the their new kitchen classroom

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Notes for Editors

1. Cooking and nutrition has been part of the national curriculum for Key Stage Two since September 2014 and includes the basic principles of a healthy diet, learning where food comes from, cooking mainly savoury dishes and understanding seasonality.

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