Masterclasses on offer for school children, staff and school cooks when Cooking Bus pulls into Coldham

The Cooking Bus. Picture: Richard Moran.

The Cooking Bus. Picture: Richard Moran. - Credit: Archant

Free cooking sessions will be on offer for school children when a bus stops off in Coldham for four days.

From June 8-11, Food for Life Partnership’s Cooking Bus will be parked up at Hall Farm at Coldham Estate. On board, staff will lead sessions for school cooks, pupils and staff.

This opportunity to inspire schools to get into the kitchen has been made possible by Cambridgeshire’s Public Health team who have commissioned the Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) to work with schools and caterers across the county.

On June 8, school cooks are invited to come along for afternoon tea. They will enjoy an interactive session to share their skills and knowledge and discover the benefits of setting up school cooking clubs.

On June 9, staff can take part in a session entitled ‘Teaching Cooking Confidently – Cooking in the Primary Curriculum’, where teachers will roll up their sleeves, get cooking and leave the session with practical tips and recipes to share with pupils.


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On June 10-11, pupils are invited to bite-sized cooking sessions to learn and practice new skills and create tasty delights.

Up to four children and two adults per school are invited to attend each session.

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Carrie Bewick, Food for Life Partnership’s local programme manager, said: “Having the Cooking Bus at Coldham Estate - Hall Farm for a week is fantastic. Schools should seize this one-off opportunity to roll up their sleeves, get cooking and learn from the professionals, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

“With cooking being compulsory in the curriculum for pupils up to 14, this is a perfect springboard to action, whilst offering the chance to get out on a farm at the same time.”

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and do need to be pre-booked.

Anyone interested should contact Carrie Bewick on cbewick@soilassociation.org or visit the Food for Life Partnership website on www.foodforlife.org.uk

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