On 7th December 2015, the Cooking Bus came to Oban High School. The Support Department and 80 Mainstream S2s were able to utilise the Bus with support from Jem and Sarah, the professional chefs on-board. The students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions on the bus where they cooked healthy meals with local ingredients. The staff went the extra mile to cater for all needs and allergies. In addition, teaching and support staff attended the training sessions from Oban High School: Support Dept; Health and Wellbeing; Science and Modern Languages.
The local primary schools were also invited to come along and Park Primary School, St Columba’s and Dalmally all benefited from the experience. Community groups were also involved and these included: Hope Kitchen; Argyll Carers’ Young Carers Group; Oban Youth Café and Soroba Young Families; all of whom found the training sessions extremely valuable.
Being able to cook encourages healthy eating, reduces health inequalities and is a crucial skill. The Cooking Bus is a huge, specially-designed lorry that travels the UK and transforms into fully equipped kitchen classrooms.
They’ve got everything needed on board to deliver effective and inspiring cooking lessons to children and adults.
Cooking Bus visits are in partnership with the Scottish Government to tackle specific local needs and targets. This includes tackling obesity, teaching children about healthy eating and supporting schools with teacher training.