So this is the first blog I’ve written in over 3 years. I have been very unsettled by the school closures just over a week ago and the cancelling of state examinations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m incredibly anxious about a lot of things (which I imagine many people are at the moment) but… Continue reading Student well being activities during the Coronavirus lock down
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.