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June 13, 2019

Thursday 13th June 2019 – Year 3 Food Technology Day

Filed under: DT,English,Geography,Whole School @ 5:07 pm

Year 3 were lucky enough to enjoy a whole day of Design and Technology today, with a healthy sprinkle of environmental awareness mixed in!

The day started with Davina Tibbets spending an hour with each class talking to the children about the wide range of fresh produce that is grown, made and sold locally. The children were then able to sample a lot of this food, including sourdough and olive breads, four different cheeses (including goats cheese and feta), plum tomatoes, watercress, smoked trout pate and smoked salmon. They were very brave, all trying things they were unsure of and often finding that they liked it!

The rest of the morning was spent thinking about how school packed lunches or picnics can be packaged. We learnt about the devastating environmental impact of plastic waste, with a focus on single-use plastic and how we can try to reduce the use of this in our daily lives. Several alternative options to clingfilm and sandwich bags were presented, including beeswax wraps. One child in Gingko class told us that her mum makes these by hand to use for all their sandwiches and to store food items in the fridge. The children really impressed us with their beeswax wrap designs that will be submitted to a UK-wide competition run by The Beeswax Wrap Company. The winner gets their design made into wraps!

In the afternoon, the children got to work in pairs designing a healthy sandwich. They were challenged to use at least two of the ingredients that they had sampled earlier. They also had to design some eco-friendly packaging that their sandwich could be sold in. We are very impressed with all the designs and will have a hard time choosing the winners, who will make and present their sandwiches to a judging panel at the Crown Inn.

A huge thank you to Mrs Senior, Davina, Tanya, Beth from Southern Co-operative, Sam from Southern Co-operative, Hylands and Any Fish for all their generous contributions of time and food! What a lovely experience for the children (and grown ups too!).


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