Children get enthused about food

Just Regional
Oct 3, 2014 2 mins read

Pupils from local schools have been getting their hands – and aprons – dirty yesterday and today in special cookery classes held at St Michael’s Church to kick off the Aylsham Food Festival.

The idea behind the sessions is to get children enthused about cooking and using local ingredients, and involved them making a fruit slice, finding out about different fruits and vegetables and then completing activities to demonstrate what they had learned.

Aylsham Food Festival secretary and ex food technology teacher Jill Willis said: “Every school has been really enthusiastic and the children have been very proud of the fruit slices they have made.

“They’ve learned about different cooking methods such as rubbing in, and they have each been given the recipe so hopefully they will make it again.

“A big thank you to all the volunteers who have given their time and helped to weigh out 120 lots of all the ingredients – it wouldn’t be possible without them!”

Mrs Bye, a teaching assistant at Hevingham Primary School, added: “The children have done really well making their fruit slices. A lot of them tried some new fruits today, such as apricots, dates and cranberries and liked them so much that they included them in their slices.”

There will be further cookery sessions for families taking place tomorrow from 9.15am at Aylsham Town Hall. Children from two years old are invited along to cook a cheese and apple bread and a layered dessert.

Picture: Aylsham Parish Church

Picture: Aylsham Parish Church

More of what's happening in Aylsham