Jamie’s Food Revolution Day Jamie’s Food Revolution Day

On Friday16 May at 2pm all Year 7 students participated in a live global cooking lesson given by Jamie Olivier, sadly not in person, but on screen. The students worked in groups to create a rainbow meat-free salad wrap.  This was firstly demonstrated by Jamie over the web to the millions of students across the world from the Southbank in London, before being created by the students here at Sidcot along with other participating schools.

Food Revolution Day is a campaign by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the UK and USA and The Good Foundation in Australia to promote cooking in schools and the community, across the world. On Friday seventy-four countries took part!

The ethos of the occasion was to celebrate the importance of cooking good food from scratch and raising awareness of how it impacts our health and happiness, while making cooking fun, accessible and inspiring a love of food that will last a lifetime.

The rather busy lesson in the very warm food technology room, it was the hottest day of the year so far, proved a success with all the students producing a fresh beetroot, cabbage, carrot and pear wrap.  This was achieved with the support of Year Head Julie Green and technician Nicola Corbett who were on hand to help with the grating and cutting as well to encourage the washing up!

Sorry Year 7s, it’s back to normal now - you have me, not Jamie teaching you!

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