Active Kids Get Cooking in Home Economics

S1/2 pupils at Preston Lodge had the opportunity to submit a recipe of their choice and creation as part of a national initiative (Active Kids Get Cooking)¬†supported by Sainsbury’s.

Pupils entered as part of the level 1 Bronze award, with ideas for using Local Produce and Hearty Soups. They had to consider healthy eating, food selection, planning, cooking and presentation. They also had to ensure safe and hygienic working practices.

Five pupils were then selected to take part in the School ‘Cook off’

Eilidh Alexander – 1Gr3 – Homemade Scotch Broth

Ashton Ritchie – 1Gr3 – Stuffed Butternut Squash

Courtney Ritchie – 1Gr3 – Sweet Potato, Carrot & Ginger soup

Sam Donaldson -1Se1 – Smoked Fish Cakes

Fraser Woods – 1Gr3- Clapshot Pie

The pupils created their dishes within 1hour 15minutes ready for the judges to undertake the very difficult task of deciding on the winners. The judges included Mr Stewart, Mr Galbraith and Mr Don Ledingham (Director of Education). They all agreed it was a very high standard.

The eventual winners were Courtney for the Hearty Soups section and Sam for the Local Produce section.

All entries will receive their Bronze award certificates shortly.

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For more information log on to www.activekidsgetcooking.org.uk