I have spoken before about the Golden Apron Young Chefs competition. This year competitors are asked to ‘ create a main course dish using locally sourced produce inspired by the theme My Yorkshire.’ In order to try and encourage my pupils to enter I asked them to complete a practical assessment on the theme of… Continue reading Practical assessment – ‘My Yorkshire’.
Every Thursday afternoon our school offers pupils a broad and varied enrichment programme. This is great because as a food teacher I have the opportunity to hold a two hour jam packed session of practising skills and acquiring knowledge about food. So far I have delivered a 7 week programme on street food made easy,… Continue reading Street foods made easy.
Every Thursday afternoon our school offers pupils a broad and varied enrichment programme. This is great because as a food teacher I have the opportunity to have a two hour jam packed session of practising skills and acquiring knowledge about food. So far I have delivered a 7 week programme on street foods and food… Continue reading World Breads
I am always looking for any excuse to raise the profile of food and nutrition as a subject in school. Competitions are great for doing this. This week I am encouraging my pupils to enter the under 18 pink lady food photography competition https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/photo-category/young-under-18s/ I am also considering entering the adult version myself just for… Continue reading Food Photography Competition
I have spent the past few hours exploring the iMovie app and I’m rather pleased that I have managed to figure it out and create a movie trailer to promote the GCSE curriculum. I thought that it was going to be really difficult to use but it is pretty straight forward and if you struggle… Continue reading Using iMovie and food education.
I would describe my teaching style as interactive. This is probably because I am myself very much a kinesthetic learner and I tend to get bored easily so I empathise with pupils who find it difficult to sit still and learn from a book. I have discussed the value of learning through games in… Continue reading Articulate Food And Nutrition.
I have recently started using PREZI presentations to ensure that my pupils have the necessary detail in their notes.Here are the links to some of the prezi’s that I use on protein if anyone would like to use them. https://prezi.com/15vq86xkj-yd/protein/ https://prezi.com/a2ss3jbtm-jw/all-about-gluten/ https://prezi.com/cwrctojun_9w/the-effects-of-excess-protein-and-protein-deficiency-on-the-body/ https://prezi.com/itx5r4hlhmmq/protein/ Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a relaxing break. S… Continue reading Functional and chemical properties of Protein.