Students Shine through Cookery Skills
Ivybridge Community College Year 9 Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE students have been put through their paces since the beginning the course. The classes give the students the opportunity to shine in a practical environment.
Kylie Lufungula, teacher of Food and Nutrition said, “The class is currently working through a Best of British module where students have been learning about assured standard schemes and food provenance. They have churned their own butter, practised some intricate knife skills and participated in a fish, chips and mushy peas challenge. The students worked really hard with the planning of the dish and some were able to translate that to plate presentation.”
Natasha commented, “My favourite practical was making the shepherd’s pie because it is something I have always wanted to be able to make by myself. In the theory lessons, the most interesting thing was finding out about what the different numbers stamped on eggs means. I am really enjoying Food Preparation and Nutrition and I am pleased I chose it.” Shimma said that her, “favourite thing we have made was the cake and custard, I think I can say the same for my sister and her friends.” Adiel added that she enjoys “all the different tasks given to cook, and can see all the different varieties and skills needed to concentrate on when cooking.”
Dylan said, “The best thing was the chorizo stew as it is one of my favourite dinners at home. I am enjoying the subject a lot and I'm very excited about what we could make in the future. It is not that hard to cook if you know the basics of what you're doing, so it's everything I was hoping for in the course.” And Riley added, “I am really enjoying the Food Preparation and Nutrition course and I love how we learn about the different types of logos and how eggs are categorised. The cooking is amazing and the food we make and the ingredients we use are excellent.”
Nina Kyprianidis, Deputy Principal said, “It has been really fantastic to see such a great uptake of the GCSE Food and Nutrition course this year, with an extra class running in Year 9. I am so pleased that students at the College are taking a keen interest in both learning practical cooking skills alongside gaining a more in depth knowledge about what constitutes a healthy diet.”