From farm to fork in under 12 hours!
This week Year 10 pupils have been dazzling Mrs McBrearty with their skills as they undertake their practical assessments in Home Economics. The pupils work in groups to prepare, cook and serve a three course meal in 90 minutes.
All pupils have been fantastic but one who stood out for a very good reason was Heather Steele in 10AC. Heather and her cousin grow a variety of potatoes called Queens on her family farm in Hilltown and at half past twelve the night before her exam Heather dug fresh potatoes. She used them to make both mashed and roast potatoes and served them along with chicken, ham and vegetables. It would be hard to find more local, seasonal produce!
In conjunction with completing their Home Economics practical the pupils have been using their iPads to photograph each stage of the cooking process. These photos will be used to create videos in their ICT lessons. Their videos will be posted on the website so everyone can follow the steps and make their own delicious meals.