Pupils turn pizza makers for the day

Evesham Journal: Tatiana Alfredo, manager at Pizza Express, shows RGS Springfield Year 4 pupils Luc Whitehouse and Kristian McCabe, both 8, how to make pizza bases. Picture by John Anyon. 0614513101 Tatiana Alfredo, manager at Pizza Express, shows RGS Springfield Year 4 pupils Luc Whitehouse and Kristian McCabe, both 8, how to make pizza bases. Picture by John Anyon. 0614513101

YOUNGSTERS from a Worcester school stepped out of the classroom and into the kitchen to try their hands at making pizzas.

The pupils from year four at RGS Springfield went to Pizza Express as part of their studies into all things Italian.

Teacher Neil Delaney said as well as studying the country, pupils had been finding out about food and its origins which had sparked the idea for a trip to see how pizza was made.

He said: "The class will be learning about volcanoes and Vesuvius so didn't want to miss the chance to experiment with Naples's signature dish."

The pupils from the Britannia Square school shaped the pizza dough and added toppings before sampling some of their hard work at the restaurant in College Street, Worcester, and taking some of their pizzas back to school.

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3:21pm Tue 18 Feb 14

daffy says...

think i'm right but isn't this a private school, can't see this happening in public schools the kids take the food in pre pared and just assemble in class how does this teach them to cook as most parents do not know how or have the time to teach them at home
think i'm right but isn't this a private school, can't see this happening in public schools the kids take the food in pre pared and just assemble in class how does this teach them to cook as most parents do not know how or have the time to teach them at home daffy

4:24pm Tue 18 Feb 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Public or Private all kids should be taught the basics of cooking at school.
I wasn't taught at school but luckily my mum was a good cook and inspired me to learn how to cook.
Once you know the basics you can feed yourself better and more cheaply than by relying on additive filled ready meals.
Fresh seasonal food wins every time, preferably local grown, but even Lidl has a good range of fresh produce at good prices. (other supermarkets are available)
Public or Private all kids should be taught the basics of cooking at school. I wasn't taught at school but luckily my mum was a good cook and inspired me to learn how to cook. Once you know the basics you can feed yourself better and more cheaply than by relying on additive filled ready meals. Fresh seasonal food wins every time, preferably local grown, but even Lidl has a good range of fresh produce at good prices. (other supermarkets are available) New Kid on the Block

9:16am Thu 20 Feb 14

moonpig says...

Pizza Express kindly offer this service (free) to all schools. I have been on one of the sessions and Tatiana is passionate about it and the children really enjoy making something that they can eat.
Pizza Express kindly offer this service (free) to all schools. I have been on one of the sessions and Tatiana is passionate about it and the children really enjoy making something that they can eat. moonpig

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