Pupils at Ipsley CE RSA Academy in Redditch were treated to a special cookery and crafting session led by local children’s charity the Oakland Foundation.
The Foundation provided the school with all the necessary food ingredients and crafts the children would need to take part in the event.
Oakland Foundation trustee, Hayley Smith, said: “We decided on a cookery theme based around everyday ingredients we all have in our homes and linked it with craft activities so that the children and their parents could enjoy cooking together and make crafts that they could take home at the end of the day.”
The children and their parents, with help, created meal recipes which included cheese on toast, pasta bake, meet-free spaghetti bolognaise and omelettes before moving on to create birds’ nests using shredded wheat and rice krispies with mini eggs on top, and all done whilst interchanging between doing cooking and craft activities.
Director of Inclusion/Safeguarding at Ipsley CE RSA Academy, Dana Curtis, thanked the Oakland Foundation and commented that all the school’s pupils, parents and carers had a wonderful time coming up their recipes and cake ideas.
Oakland Foundation volunteer Pauline Hazelwood commented: “The children were fantastic and created so many wonderful foods and crafts, which they were so excited to take home and enjoy with their families.”