Championing Good Food At Ormiston Forge Academy

Ormiston Forge Academy are celebrating food, cooking and nutrition being made compulsory this year for all the Students as part of the new national curriculum and School Food Plan starting in 2014.

Lead Practioner in Food Technology Rebecca Potter is very happy that it has been recognised how vital food lessons are for students’ health and well-being.
She said: “Students learn about where food comes from, how it is grown and produced, how it is prepared and cooked, and the science behind nutrition, food safety, cooking and taste. In Year 7 we focus on healthy eating and how pupils can improve their diets, particularly eating more fruits and vegetables. In Year 8, they learn a wide range of cooking techniques and cuisines from around the world and by Year 9 they are confident enough to create and modify recipes to make them tastier and healthier”.

Principal, Andrew Burns, added: “GCSE Food Technology and GCSE Catering are favourites in our academy and we have excellent results [74% A*-C and 89% A*-C respectively], it gives students an opportunity for further study and a wide range of careers from catering to food science or nutrition. We take great pride in providing education with a good balance of academic and personal well-being. We think it is very important that our students develop into healthy young adults and that we do all we can to reduce the obesity epidemic through developing a love of good healthy food and an active lifestyle.”

Zoe Martin, year 8, winner of Forge Chef of the Year

Zoe Martin, year 8, winner of Forge Chef of the Year

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