These awards focus on celebrating food education in the classroom and giving children hands on practical experience alongside the message that what you eat is closely linked to your health and wellbeing.
Throughout each award children learn chef skills, food hygiene and safety, where food comes from and the importance of food for health. A variety of cooking methods are built into the awards starting with cold foods and progressing to a range of heat based techniques in the Young Chef Award.
These awards deliver basic life skills that are integral to children’s education and development specifically to support their long- term health and wellbeing.
They cover the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for ‘Cooking and Nutrition’, the new statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (2020) and incorporates other curriculum areas such as English, Science, Maths, Geography, ICT and Art and Design.
Each award can be taught across 6 weeks and require 1½-2 hours of teaching time each week. Once signed up schools and teachers get access to the web-based content which includes a scheme of work, resource planner, weekly lesson plans, teaching videos and presentations. Schools also receive printed material including copies of our award-winning books ‘No Kitchen Cookery for Primary Schools’ and ‘Now We’re Cooking! Delivering the National Curriculum through Food’, printed pupil journals and certificates.
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