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St Dominic's Home Economics Kitchen Project

(Berkshire)

St Dominics Savio is a friendly, local primary school that is currently struggling to meet the financial demands from the recent government push on non-core subjects. There is a particular need to update the pupil kitchen area used during lessons and lunchtime clubs to help pupils develop their cookery skills and encourage them to eat healthily.

Our goals:

  • To update the home economics kitchen project for St Dominic Savio school to develop the children's skills on non-core subjects (cookery and healthy eating) and meet national curriculum.
  • To enable the school to run additional cookery classes that will encourage healthy eating with the pupils and their families.
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How we will achieve our goals

A new kitchen area will undoubtedly help inspire and encourage the children with cooking and will help the school achieve its ambition to develop its pupils beyond just the core curriculum subjects.

Where the money will go

This help will further encourage the children to develop their cookery skills and a love of healthy eating. Every pupil in school, as well as their families, would benefit.

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St Dominic Progress Report

7 November 2016

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  1. Posted on November 5, 2016

    My great niece attends St Dominics Savio and I know she will benefit greatly from the new kitchen area. I believe that its important for children to understand the benefits of healthy eating because this will encourage parents to provide their children have a healthy diet.
    I am happy to vote for St Dominics and would encourage others to go to the trouble of doing the same.

  2. Posted on November 5, 2016

    A new kitchen area will help teach all the children basic cooking techniques. These are an essential step towards healthy eating and the consumption of fresh food, in particular vegetables and fruit.

  3. Posted on November 7, 2016

    This is a really worthwhile project to encourage children to learn how to cook and eat healthily.
    These skills are the basis of a healthy and happy way of life and should be taught in all schools.

  4. Posted on November 7, 2016

    Thank you so much. My daughter is in Year 1 and I know they are not using the kitchen area yet but when they are able to do this fingers crossed it will be the new kitchen! Very exciting!
    Thank you for voting and encouraging others! My husband and I are due to present to the PTA later this evening to get all parents/teachers on board.

  5. Posted on November 7, 2016

    Very well said! Fingers crossed St Dominic will get the award! Thank you so much for voting. Please continue to share till the end of Nov.

  6. Posted on November 7, 2016

    I couldn’t agree more:) Thank you for voting and taking the time to post your comments:)

  7. Posted on November 10, 2016

    An incredibly valuable resource to help children understand the importance of healthy eating and to allow them to have fun making their own food! Learning to cook healthily is a life skill and this project will be accessible to all the children enabling them to develop their inner Bake Off Champion! Very happy to support this worthwhile project!!

  8. Posted on November 11, 2016

    Just voted!!!, hope we get the kitchen upgrade soon… fingers crossed!!!

  9. Posted on November 14, 2016

    very good project it will help all children to learn and share I am happy to support the
    project good luck Saint Dominic

  10. Posted on November 20, 2016

    I really hope they get the award, as it will teach healthy eating and also kitchen safety, I have two grandsons at the school who both love to give their mum a hand.

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