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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

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Cooking Up A Healthy Treat at Upton

Young chefs at Upton Juniors in Broadstairs are firm believers in creating tasty and nutritious dishes.

As part of the Year 6 topic How To Mind Your Heart, the culinary creatives headed to the kitchen, donned aprons and set to work.

Throughout the project, children spent time researching seasonal fruit and vegetables, understanding about food miles which are the distance a food item is transported during the journey from producer to consumer, and investigated the nutritional value of different foods

They also researched, planned, prepared and cooked a healthy Bolognese sauce, which they took home to share with their families.

An extra ingredient to their learning menu was a cooking masterclass led by specialist teachers at the Royal Harbour Academy kitchens in Ramsgate.

Becky Andrews, Head of Year 6, said: “The project has not only ignited an appreciation for the art of cooking, but has fostered a deep understanding of the principles of healthy eating.

“The insights gained from the masterclass at the Royal Harbour Academy has really empowered our children to explore and develop key skills, techniques and strategies that will enable them to make informed choices about their diet.”

It was just one of many highlights in their topic work that also included learning about the functionalities of the human heart, and a dramatic re-enactment to simulate the flow of blood around the circulatory system.

Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Ramsgate Arts Primary and Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate.


For more information contact Head of School Darci Arthur on 01843 861393.

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