On Our Doorstep in Home Economics

On our Doorstep ProgrammeThe Home Economics department has fully engaged with the whole school cross curricular project. We have a very full programme of activities for S1-S3 pupils over the course of a month. This peaks during the week beginning 19th May with visits/activities provided by QMS- Quality Meat Scotland who will be working with S2. Scott MaCrae- Executive Sous Chef from ‘The Balmoral’ Hotel, working with S3 Hospitality pupils to prepare a meal for 24. Also RHET, Royal Highland Education Trust who will work with S1 to look at the food chain from the ‘Field to the Plate’. Great opportunities for all pupils.

Expertise from Top Chef

Senior Hospitality pupils benefited from the professional skills of top chef Keith Marley from La Potiniere in Gullane. Keith shared his knife skills and decoration ideas/techniques for a dessert to help give ideas to the pupils for their forthcoming practical dishes.

It is great to have such support to encourage the pupils and develop their experiences within the Home Economics/ Hospitality courses.

Hopefully we can broaden the use of local people in this aspect of the course for other year groups.

On our Doorstep Cook Club- Competition Results

The final evening of the cook club took the form of a Cookery Competition. The task was to create ‘a main course for 2 people using local produce’. 14 second year pupils took part in creating a great range of dishes at a very high standard to ensure the judges had a very difficult task in deciding on the eventual winner.

The winners were

1st Dean Martin 2Se2

2nd Sean Gaffney 2Se2 & Gordon Flemming 2Gr3st

Well done to all who took part.

What do you do in Home Economics?

There is always plenty happening in the Home Economics department at Prestonlodge High School. Take a look at the presentation to give you a ‘flavour’ .

Included is our recent competition involvement. Also how we encourage all pupils to think about their own health & the food they eat. Opportunities provided in various ways.

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Home Economics at Preston Lodge