As part of their topic on WWII, Primary 7 pupils fast until after their normal lunch hour on a single school day. Not having eaten since the night before, they arrive in the school kitchens at 2.00pm where Mrs Gray serves Woolton Pie. This pie was widely available in World War II Britain due to rationing and the availability of its inexpensive ingredients (parsnip, turnip, cauliflower, carrot, potato, marmite, and oats). The children then make carrot cookies which they take home with them.
Every year, S6 take part in an eight week cookery course. Mr and Mrs Gray teach pupils the skills they will need to prepare simple meals for themselves; during their lessons, S6 will learn how to make a number of nutritious and filling “one pot wonders”.
Pupils spend a lesson in the kitchens with Mr and Mrs Gray consolidating their learning on weights and measures. This useful session allows children to apply knowledge to a real life situation; if they have weighed and measured accurately, pupils enjoy their delicious tray bake at the end!
Ready, Steady Cook!
Every year, Mr Gray hosts this popular event with a well-known local chef. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the 6th Year Charity and Sodexo’s “Stop Hunger” initiative.