Year Seven pupils at Ormiston Bushfield Academy have been cooking up a storm as part of top chef Jamie Oliver’s worldwide campaign to encourage healthy eating in schools.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day celebrates the importance of food education within schools, raising the importance of cooking good food from scratch.
This is the second year running that the school has participated in the challenge, last year helping to break the world record for the largest live cookery demonstration with schools from over 74 countries taking part.
Jamie hosted his cookery lesson online on May 15, with pupils from Ormiston Bushfield Academy making Jamie’s ‘Squash It Sandwich’ recipe in class.
At the end of the session, each pupil was awarded with a certificate to show that they had completed the Food Revolution Day cookery demonstration.
Grainne Smith, leader of food technology at Ormiston Bushfield Academy said: “Jamie’s Food Revolution Day is a great way of encouraging youngsters to cook. By teaching our pupils about food we are equipping them with the skills they need to lead healthier lives, and this is an essential part of their education at such a young age and for life.”
Imogen Huskisson, a Year Seven pupil at the school said: “I think knowing how to make a healthy and tasty sandwich will encourage me to make my own healthy lunch every day.”
Grainne Smith continued: “The pupils are learning about healthy eating in class at the moment, with an introduction to basic cookery skills, so the Food Revolution Day fits in really well with this. We are delighted to have had so many children involved again this year, and hope that this will spark even more interest in learning to cook healthy and delicious food in the future.”