CHILDREN at a Blacon primary school have joined the Ministry of Food.
Year six pupils at Highfield Community Primary School on Blacon Point Road are cooking up a treat as part of Jamie Oliver’s Pass It On campaign.
The youngsters attend a weekly cookery club to learn culinary art under the watchful eye of teaching assistant Jackie Holden.
She said: “This week we made Jamie’s Everyday Chopped Salad using spring onions, avocado, basil, cucumber and lettuce with a dressing made from red wine vinegar, mustard and olive oil.”
Jackie has been running the cookery club for three years and other delicious recipes have included Any Bread pizza, houmous and bread and butter pudding.
She added: “We are going to start working on Christmas recipes soon and each child will make their own little Christmas cake.”
Highfield Primary school doesn’t have any ovens for the children to cook their food, so in most cases they prepare the recipe at the club and take it home to cook.
“I’m looking to forge links with the high school so that the children can actually cook something in the club.” said Jackie.
“It will be a good experience for them.”
Next term the children will learn how to prepare a recipe and then invite a member of staff to make it with them, fulfilling the celebrity chef’s dream of passing on the skill of cooking good, honest food.