A brand new cookery classroom has completed the ‘field to fork’ experience for pupils at North Somercotes CE Primary School.
The new classroom officially opened on Friday, when staff, children and parents were joined by governors, trustees and other supporters of the school to view the new facility and celebrate the children’s learning.
The school also recently implemented a new growing area, meaning that pupils can now learn how to plant, harvest, and cook food - from the field to the fork.
The new classroom was funded with great support from the trustees of the school, and generous contributions from Councillor Robert Palmer and Councillor Daniel McNally.
For the grand opening, pupils set out stalls in the school hall showcasing their cookery skills and everyone had the opportunity to taste a variety of different breads with homemade butter and pumpkin chutney, fruit smoothies and soup – all made by the children, using produce grown at the school.
Headteacher Paul Floyd said: “We are extremely proud of our new cookery facilities and it is fantastic to see the children cooking in there with such enthusiasm.
“The staff have really embraced our food education agenda and I have been amazed with some of the results that the children have produced.
“Our school ethos recognises the importance of food education. Thank you to all the people who have supported us – it is great that the children have such dedicated support from our local community.”