One of the many electives that the R3 students have been participating in is ‘Food and Fibre’. Through that elective the students have been challenged to cook and photograph the recipes from that unit.
Each week some students in R3 have a special communication challenge. They take some of the food they prepare and offer it to the office staff or other staff onsite. The students have specific conversation skills to practice, including body language. After having one of these conversations with Mrs Kilner, the WMYC Assistant Principal, Mrs Kilner suggested to celebrate the learning with a special lunch. So students cooked up a feast to share with other staff members of the WMYC community.
The students cooked delicious vegetable parcels for the occasion. This was quite a technically difficult task because of all the fine dicing needed and working with filo pastry is a unique skill to develop. The students used all their prior knowledge to produce the feast. Mrs Kilner supplied some lovely pumpkin soup and the students made fresh bread rolls to compliment the soup. There was even homemade apple crumble with some vanilla ice cream to eat for dessert. The students got to enjoy a great meal with each other and WMYC staff.