ALBUERA Street Primary School’s Kinder Apples and 3/4 Burnett class recently participated in the largest-ever live cooking lesson, led by none other than international celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Although Mr Oliver was unable to be present in “real life”, he ran the lesson via the school’s interactive “smart board”.
With support from Albuera Street’s Grow and Gobble canteen, the Hobart students joined 124,000 children from 103 countries who participated in the challenge, which ran over a 24-hour period.
The students prepared “rainbow wraps” – a tortilla sandwich filled with vegetables, salad and yoghurt dressing.
Albuera Street Primary science and sustainability coordinator Michelle De Paoli said the reason the school decided to join the Food Revolution Day cooking lesson was because it supported the philosophy that “every child should understand where food comes from, how to cook it, and how it affects their body”.
“It was about providing students with the knowledge they need to make better food choices for life,” she said.
“We are thrilled that two of the ingredients we pulled for the lesson were from our own school garden and Ms Burnett showed our students how to make homemade yoghurt to accompany the fresh fillings.
“As the whole school could not fit into the canteen to cook, the canteen offered a Food Revolution Day special on the Friday so that every student could taste the rainbow salad wrap that we made.”
Albuera Street Primary School is also gearing up to celebrate 100 years this month.
To mark the centenary, the school will be open on Wednesday 23 July to past and present members of the school community.
“We will also be launching the “Centenary Celebration Cookbook,” which includes an adapted recipe of our world record rainbow wrap,” Mrs De Paoli said.
“The cookbook is a beautiful keepsake with recipes, memories and beautiful images of our former and current school community.”
Albuera Street Primary School students who participated in the Food Revolution Day cooking lesson, provided the following feedback about their experiences:
– Kamley, 10:
“I liked the Jamie Oliver day because we got to work as a team and spend the day with our book buddies.”
“The wraps were tasty. My favourite part of cooking the wraps was when we grated and mixed the beetroot, carrot and cheese.”
“I liked it when I picked mint from the garden.”
For more information about the centenary celebrations contact the school on 6223 2268 or email Albuera.Street.Primary@education.tas.gov.au