A brand new curriculum kitchen has been launched at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham in a bid to educate children on food and healthy eating.
A spokesperson for the school said: “Food technology has become a more important aspect of the recent new school curriculum for Primary Schools, and because of this we have recently fitted a specialist kitchen in which the children will be taught skills and knowledge on how to plan menus, learn about healthy eating and prepare and cook food.”
Launched with the help of Suffolk chef Peter Harrison, a covered lunchtime courtyard has also been installed to allow pupils to eat outside in all weathers. Invited members of the School Governing Body, the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, who funded the project, and the Hitcham’s Trust, paying for ingredients for this year’s Food Technology lessons, were also on hand at the event last Friday. A new cookery club is also due to start next half-term, while the school has joined Jamie’s Kitchen Garden Project.