Royal Navy visit the Home Economics department

Wednesday 27 th of November saw two members of the Royal Navy visit the Home Economics Department to cook with almost 40 Senior Students from the National 5 Hospitality Practical cookery course. Students experienced creating a delicious Chicken Korma, while learning about the importance of nutrition to the officers being fed on a regular basis in many parts of the World.
They also heard about the many and varied career opportunities on offer within the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Another aspect they shared was the use of ‘ ration packs’, how officers survived in very challenging environments using these provisions.
The Officers took time to answer questions on their own experiences and shared their skills during the practical cooking, including little tips on cooking in very confined spaces
The students worked exceptionally well throughout and really impressed the Officers. Katie Higgins in S6 offered a vote of thanks on behalf of the students and staff.
Well done to all involved!

Rotary Young Chef competition 2013/14

Preston Lodge Home Economics department hosted the area round of the competition on Friday 22nd November. Entries included 2 students from Knox Academy, Dalkeith High, Beeslack High & our own two students; Morgan McKinley & Amy Sinclair. The standard was exceptionally high and the judge from ‘Le Monde’ found it a very difficult decision. The eventual winner and runner up now represent the Area at the District final on 1st February at West Lothian College.
The winner was from Knox Academy while the runner up was our very own Amy Sinclair.
Congratulations to Amy!
Enormous thanks must also go to Longniddry Rotary Club members for all their support, tremendous partnership working.

New Recipe books available in HE publications

3 Recipe books used in the Home Economics department have been uploaded for use by students before and after their practical classes. They include
S1-3 recipe book                                        £2.50
National 5 Cake craft recipe book              £2.50
Hospitality Practical cookery Senior (S4-6) Recipe book.   £5

Copies of each are available to purchase from the department. Please contact Mrs E Nicoll if interested. They would make great Christmas Stocking fillers!!