I spent a fabulous day at Humshaugh C of E First School last week delivering a bespoke ‘Australia’ themed cookery workshop.
The morning began with me delivering a simple introduction about Australia to the Reception/Y1 children. We then cooked Anzac biscuits and talked about the history behind the recipe. The year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a question and answer session with a real life Australian (my Dad!). He also talked about a range of Australian artefacts that he’d taken in. The feedback was that the children could have talked to him all day! He spent his career in education so is perfect for the job! He even taught them some Australian songs. We then swapped over and I cooked Lamingtons with the Year 3 and 4 children whilst the younger children chatted to Bill (the Australian).
After lunch we split into mixed age groups and made Damper bread, iced the biscuits and completed the Lamingtons. We also cooked snags (sausages) on BBQ.
The day finished with a tasting session and discussion about what the children had learnt. We even had time for an Australian story.
A day packed full of learning and hands-on cookery fun. Ripper mate!