Last year Miss Alison applied for a cooking grant and we were given £3000 from Education Scotland to spend on cooking and growing equipment at Newton. We cleared out the storage area in the P6/7 open area and covered the shelves so it became a cooking area.
Cooking equipment was purchased including our new cooking trolleys which have an oven, two hobs and enough cooking equipment for a group of 8 children.
The Love Food, Love Cooking Leading and Learning group consists of children across Primary 4-7, supported by Mrs Campbell and Mrs Fitzgerald. We are currently in the process of making a soup recipe book to try and raise funds in order to purchase a dishwasher for the kitchen. We all brought in a favourite or family soup recipe which we have typed up and illustrated and have been designing front covers for the book too!
We have also tested out some of the equipment ourselves by making Halloween jelly and vegetable soup.
A few weeks ago we also welcomed John and Nicola from Soupbox Stirling to our session. We made protein balls and smoothies. We also asked questions and learned lots about setting up a business and nutrition.