As part of our ongoing commitment to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) we got our aprons on today; with food technology and nutrition as our learning focus.
This year, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Big Soup share took a different tack, where organisations were encouraged to share a pot of soup within their social bubbles. The annual event is to encourage social involvement and highlight the issue of food waste.
The boys and girl picked our home grown sweetcorn and leeks from our veggie patch. We brought in a range of vegetables to add to our pot. We cleaned, prepped and chopped carrot, pepper, sweetcorn, leek and onion. The children were given a choice of adding rice, pasta or lentils to our soup. Rice was the winning choice.
Next, we simmered our soup and enjoyed a tasting session in the afternoon. The verdict was that soup is a great way to get those veggies eaten in a delicious way. There were seconds and even thirds served and the pot was scraped empty!