Preston Lodge Home Economics department welcomed 16 very young pupils to their kitchens this week. Primary 3 pupils from Prestonpans Infant school came to work with S3 Hospitality pupils and gain some experience in the kitchen.
A three week programme has been planned:-
Week 1- An introduction to the practical rooms and some of the equipment. This will be followed by making/desiging cheesy toast faces, then sampling some strawberry & peach smoothie
Week 2 – Using another part of the cooker to create Tomato & Beans Tortilla wraps
Week 3 – Something sweet to create a balance – Fruity cookies
Both the S3 and P3 pupils were very excited about the opportunity, they participated fully throughout. The senior pupils were assisting our young cooks in creating their savoury treats, ensuring they used the equipment safely at all times. A slight challenge was the height of the work surfaces, however easily overcome with the stools and older pupils assistance.
We look forward to welcoming pupils from some of the other local schools to enjoy this experience in the near future.