The challenge was for our Year 6 pupils to plan and then cook a meal without using too many “food miles”. But, there was more to it than that!
We visited Rotters and were shown how to forage for food in the wild. We even put Wild Garlic into our mashed potato. We also visited Just Williams’ garden and tasted his strawberry, raspberry and blackberry jams as well as his elderflower drink. The rhubarb and the elderflower cordial were ingredients in the dessert which we served.
Food miles had to be kept to a minimum so we used Google Maps to work out the distances.
On the big day, there were so many jobs to be done. We concentrated hard and worked very well as a team to complete all the preparation, the cooking, the presentation (which was so important) and the serving. We were really proud of the scrumptious meal we served up to our visiting food expert and judge, Mr Bill Oldfield. He was very impressed and said that he would happily put our dessert onto his restaurant menu.
PS: A massive thank you to the grown ups who helped us do so well, especially Mrs Gibson and Mrs Weatherill. Also, we are used to good food at Woodland School because we all get Mrs Reed’s scrumdiddlyumptious school dinners every day.
Take a look at the menu we created in this document: