We have had a busy year in Food this year with lots of extracurricular activities taking place alongside lessons.
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
The first cohort of students for this new GCSE sat their exam this year. The GCSE is different to the previous Food Technology qualification in that students had to plan, prepare and cook three dishes in 3 hours. The theme this year was European Cuisine. Both Mrs McCann and Mrs Wroblewski have commented on the high standard and excellent quality of the dishes presented. As part of the GCSE, students also had to conduct a food science food investigation. These two practical aspects make up 50% of the GCSE and the final 50% is in the form of a written exam.
Active Kids Vouchers
This time last year the department received some new equipment which has been very beneficial to pupils in their lessons. We would like to thank everyone who gave us vouchers it has been much appreciated.
Senior Citizens Christmas Party
In December, the Year 10 students prepared a beautiful buffet for the annual Christmas party. We received many complimentary comments about the food served. This event provides students an excellent opportunity to work as a team whilst managing their time and prioritising tasks.
Cross Curricular Links
More recently, some Year 8 MFL students were given the opportunity to make crepes during their French lesson. Students listened and read the instructions in French and then had lots of fun to making some delicious looking sweet treats.
Rotary Young Chef Competition
Once again, we are very thankful to Frodsham and Helsby Rotary Cub who kindly sponsor this event. Budding young chefs created a 2 course menu in 90 minutes. Congratulations to Ben (Year 10) who won the competition and to Paula (Year 10) and Will (Year 9) who were the runners up. All three will go on to compete in the district qualifying stage of the competition which is held in the next academic year.
We welcomed some Year 6 pupils into the department last week. They had a taster of working in one of the food rooms. They were taught 2 knife techniques- the bridge and the claw. Students then demonstrated these techniques whilst making stripy salads. The salads all looked very colourful and appetising. Well done Year 6, we hoped you enjoyed eating them.
Tags: Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food Technology