Lessons in food were on classroom menu

Food for Life project at TodmordenHigh School, with pupils taking part in an off-timetable day to learn about food and life styles.'Pictured is catering manager Tony Mulgrew showing the way to making easy, healthy and cheap food
Food for Life project at TodmordenHigh School, with pupils taking part in an off-timetable day to learn about food and life styles.'Pictured is catering manager Tony Mulgrew showing the way to making easy, healthy and cheap food

STUDENTS learned about food production, sustainable growing and took part in cookery demonstrations at a Food for Life day.

The event at Todmorden High School in the summer term aimed to educate the pupils about various food issues as the school pushes on towards its aim of achieving the Food for Life Partnership gold award.

Students learned how to make summer smoothies, press apples and bake home-made bread during the packed day of culinary activities.

Tony Mulgrew, catering manager at the high school who showed the pupils how to make fresh pasta, said: “This is the second time that we have run this on the timetable.

“It’s making students aware of making the correct choices and where food comes from, what we eat and how we grow it.”

Tony thanked science teacher Paul Murray for organising the event and also thanked Staups Lea Farm for attending with some of its animals.

The day involved activities in several different subjects.

Art students had a design task based around food and animals while maths pupils looked at nutritional analysis.

Geography classes examined the sustainability of food around the world and history students looked at how food production has changed over the years.

“Thanks to the staff and students who were involved for making it a very successful day with the support of local farms,” Tony said.

As part of its efforts to achieve the gold award, the school will be looking at organic produce and including organic options on its lunch menu.