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February 2018 - School News

15th February 2018

Having our own Facilities Manager, Kelvin Preen, who is a trained trainer (Education and Training, formally PTLLS) can be useful.

Here he is providing some school specific health and safety training in our newly refurbished conference/training room to other members of our site team, colleagues from the Central Team (Northern House School Academy Trust), as well as some of our contractors (LG Building Contractors) prior to them commencing some work.

  
The training taking place here is Asbestos Awareness Training and such training, which will ensure not only  are these contractors safe when undertaking work for us, but will also ensure all our staff and pupils are safe.

Did you know: ‘The fake snow in the film Wizard of Oz (1939) contained 100% industrial-grade chrysotile asbestos fibres, and anybody who came into contact with this material inhaled it in quantities similar to those working in asbestos mines’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

30th January 2018

Year 7

The topic this half term is Skills for Life. So far the pupils have prepared, cooked and served Homemade Beef burgers, varying the flavours, Spicy Tomato Soup and Flatbreads. All dishes have been a resounding success but each pupil just wishes they they had a double, rather than a single lesson each week!

Year 8

The topic this half term is Healthy Eating. Use of carbohydrate foods have included flour and oats to make Melting Moment biscuits and a Full English Breakfast using protein foods. This lesson saw lots of visitors to the Food Tech room - guided by the smells of bacon cooking! Comments from pupils “Can we do this every week please?” A brilliant team effort from each class with some real stars!

Year 9

Again another unit on Eating Healthily. Making and shaping pasta, cooking it “two ways” as an experiment, using oats in cooking and preparing, cooking and serving Chicken Casserole.

Year 10 and 11

Jamie’s Home cooking skills, the emphasis is on main meal dishes. Last week saw students preparing Salt Fish Fritters and Chicken Fried Ride.

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