Pupils at Puriton Primary School have been learning all about healthy eating and making meals on a budget with the help of a £50 ASDA food voucher donated by us.
Recipes for success
The youngsters used the money to help with their DT lessons, which this term have the topic title of ‘Come Dine with Me’.
The children explored recipes and planned and made a two-course meal for four people.
They worked in groups and each group was given a budget of £6.25 to buy their ingredients.
The starter was a non-cook dish that involved cutting up vegetables, while the main course was a pasta dish with a sauce.
With such a tight budget, the children had to think carefully about their ingredients.
During the two days, they prepared, cooked and then ate their meals.
Many of them were adventurous and tried foods that they hadn’t eaten before and didn't anticipate liking!
Skills for life
Cooking helps children gain invaluable physical, educational and life skills including fine motor and hand eye coordination, thinking about healthy eating, language development, maths and budgeting. It also has a scientific aspect too.