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Streatham Wells Teaching Kitchen Project

(London)

Streatham Wells School want to build a teaching kitchen that will give pupils a brilliant all-round experience unique in urban London: a chance to move from growing food in our edible garden, to using it to create healthy meals; extending to working together and growing business skills by selling produce to ensure the project sustainability

Our goals:

  • Tackling childhood obesity - the School Nurse has reported that in 2017 over 10% of children in our school are obese. Teaching children to cook appealing healthy meals will provide a foundation for them to develop healthy eating choices in the future
  • Extending the scope of our edible garden - our children will be able to cultivate, harvest, and cook their own produce. Furthermore, extended benefits are that children will become mini businessmen when they get opportunities to sell at school events
  • Life skills preparation - Each year group will be taught cookery skills that will grow in complexity as they progress through the school, by the time they leave the school they will all be able to cook a basic meal for themselves and their family
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How we will achieve our goals

The community award would be used to refurbish a room within the school house to be used for cookery lessons for up to 12 pupils at a time. This would be in the form of extra curriculum cooking classes for the children, which the school could not accommodate within its own operating budget but which it deemed as an extremely beneficial learning aid

Where the money will go

Disadvantaged children. Our schools proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for the pupil premium, is above the national average. The pupil premium is government funding to help pupils eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. Some of these children come to school without breakfast, and some have poor nutritional packed lunches

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  1. Posted on August 23, 2017

    Excellent initiative, please support

  2. Posted on August 26, 2017

    Great cause! Cooking is a skill that is so underrated but so important! Teaching children at this age will give them life skills that will be invaluable in the future!

  3. Posted on August 29, 2017

    This is a great idea, cooking and understanding healthy eating is very important, what a great asset to the school

  4. Posted on August 29, 2017

    What a great project! Teaching kids to cook from a young age will really set them up for life. All the best

  5. Posted on August 29, 2017

    Learning to eat well from a young age is so important. Well done to the school for recognising this. I also like how they are utilising produce from their garden into the cooking lessons. Good luck Streatham Wells.

  6. Posted on August 30, 2017

    Perfect idea for all children and especially the younger children who need the work surfaces and cooking utensils to be at their height and easily accessible. The children will learn so much about ingredients and how to create delicious healthy meals.

  7. Posted on September 4, 2017

    As an NHS Dietitian I know that many people are sadly lacking the cooking skills which would enable them to eat more healthily.
    Well done for tackling this important issue.

  8. Posted on September 4, 2017

    This is a great project, so many young people don’t have cooking skills and the understanding of healthy eating. The children’s kitchen will be so much more appropriate for the children to use as the height and utensils will be more accessible. The children will be able to see the food while it is cooking.

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