Jun 2010 - School shares food facilities

There were seven new faces in the Food Technology department at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School on Monday 14th June. The Year 8 pupils from The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley, had come to develop their cooking skills in the recently re-fitted Food Technology suite at the School.

RAA School teacher, Mrs D Miller led the lesson which focused on healthy eating and the children learned how to make a pizza from scratch using fresh ingredients. They made the pizza dough from basic ingredients including yeast, and chose which toppings they wanted to add.

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School provides Food Technology lessons for all its pupils (boys and girls ranging in age from 7-16) and offers Food Technology as a subject for GCSE. It also has a strong focus on healthy eating in its own kitchens with virtually all its food being prepared from scratch from the basic ingredients.

Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis comments “Now that our Year 11 pupils are on study leave there is capacity in our Food Technology department. We are very happy to allow other schools to use this excellent facility so their pupils can benefit from the hands-on experience of cooking.”

Teacher from The Hawthorns School, Mr C Nott added “Once they have completed their common entrance exams, we look for challenging activities for our Year 8 pupils. Coming to the Royal Alexandra and Albert School has provided them with an opportunity to learn to cook healthy food in a fully equipped kitchen.”

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