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Educators learn more about ……. The Great Scottish Schools Bake Off!

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The Great Scottish Schools Bake Off is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for first, second and third  level learners.  Learning experiences will be supported in the kitchen learning space in Glow from September 2013.   Sharing the learning process in Glow will increase opportunities for learners to access specialists and learn with others across Scotland.

The Great Scottish Schools Bake off outline provides practitioners with an overview of the learning experiences using the NAR flow chart process and the publication ‘Taking a closer look at NAR.  Educators should adapt this guidance to meet the needs of the learners they teach.

The Great Scottish Schools Bake Off creates a meaningful context in which learners can be supported to improve their understanding in sourcing local food producers, hygienic and safe practical cooking techniques, healthy eating, financial education and enterprise. A series of measurement learning experiences are being developed to address areas of weakness identified by the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy. These will work towards improving learners understanding and skill in measurement.

Baking techniques will be demonstrated by leading chefs from across Scotland. These inspirational role models will aim to instil a sense of pride and value in preparing and cooking food with local Scottish ingredients.

The first of four bake offs is the Muffin Bake Off live from the Cooking Bus at Dundee on 3rd September at 10am

You can sign your class up on Glow TV

Recipe sheets for the Muffin Bake-off are

Beetroot and chocolate muffins

Fruit muffins

The presentation for the Muffin Bake-Off is on Prezi

Afterwards learning experiences will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Health and Wellbeing Learning Channel on Glow.

This learning experience has been developed to work towards supporting the delivery of:

The Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2012-13

The results of the Scottish Survey of literacy and numeracy

ICT in Education Objectives

Health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes, Food for thought

The Great Scottish Schools Bake Off!

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In September 2013 Chefs@school, the Cooking Bus and Education Scotland are challenging learners across Scotland to form baking teams and enter the Great Scottish Schools Bake Off!

Glow TV will broadcast live Chefs@School boarding the Cooking Bus at four different locations across Scotland to demonstrate a variety of baking techniques using local, seasonal produce to help you create and serve a delicious afternoon tea to help raise money to support others in your community.

You will have the opportunity to improve your understanding and skills in measurement, nutrition, food hygiene and how to manage your finances to ensure your bake off is profitable.

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  • Source local, seasonal produce
  • Bake bread, scones, muffins and fruit tarts
  • Prepare healthy foods safely and hygienically
  • Measure accurately
  • Manage your finances
  • Run a charitable event in your local community
  • Develop teamwork skills
  • Identify the strengths and talents within your baking team and maximise potential!

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  • Award winning chefs from across Scotland
  • The Cooking Bus Team
  • Members of the Education Scotland Learning Team
  • Other learners and educators across Scotland

The first 10 schools to enter baking teams will receive measuring spoons, scales and a measurement jug.

Educators can find out more about the Great Scottish Schools Bake Off here

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  • If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
  • If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
  • Email for any enquiries.
  • A Glow Login is required for your submissions.  If you have forgotten it or don’t have one click here.