Visit in­spires the chefs of fu­ture

Derek passes on vi­tal skills

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SCHOOL NEWS - Sharon Lip­trott

De­vel­op­ment chef Derek Lock­ett from Brakes Scot­land vis­ited St Columba’s RC Pri­mary School in An­nan and cooked up a storm with the chil­dren.

Derek took four groups through safe cook­ing meth­ods in­clud­ing peel­ing and chop­ping veg­eta­bles.

The chil­dren fol­lowed all the in­struc­tions and cre­ated a de­li­cious veg­etable lentil dhal to­gether, which they sam­pled at the end of each ses­sion.

This was a great op­por­tu­nity to use equip­ment the school has in­vested in thanks to funds from the Food for Thought Ed­u­ca­tion Fund which is a three-way part­ner­ship be­tween the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment, Ed­u­ca­tion Scot­land and BITC Scot­land.

More than 1,120 schools have taken part in the pro­gramme and been able to in­vest in the in­fra­struc­ture re­quired to de­liver food ed­u­ca­tion in schools.

Derek kindly left ex­tra in­gre­di­ents be­hind which al­lowed many chil­dren and teach­ers to repli­cate the recipe and prac­tice more of what they had just learned dur­ing the class.

The school is in­tend­ing to con­tinue this idea and the staff are plan­ning to run reg­u­lar cook­ing ses­sions with the chil­dren to im­prove their cook­ing skills and pro­mote heathy eat­ing habits.

Give it a stir Work­ing on the veg­etable lentil dahl

Prep done Chef Derek Lock­ett with the chil­dren

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