Goldwyn School boasts a large, purpose built kitchen, which is divided into seven separate work stations. Each work area is fully equipped, enabling the pupils to work independently.
All pupils in KS3 have a 1 hour Food Technology lesson every week.
Year 10 pupils are given the opportunity to take the BTEC Level 1 Award in Home Cooking Skills.
Learning to cook used to be passed down through the generations, but this is no longer the case. It is apparent that many people do not have the skills to cook from scratch and therefore rely on readymade and processed foods, which often contain large amounts of saturated fats, sugar and salt. Consumption of these products can lead to obesity. Being obese leaves people at high risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, and it also makes them more likely to develop several forms of cancer. Learning how to cook and make wise food choices is therefore very important to a pupil’s present and future health and well being.
The Food Technology department aims to give pupils the knowledge, confidence and skills to enjoy cooking healthy meals at home. The emphasis of all lessons is on the acquisition of practical skills. Practical tasks are underpinned by knowledge of basic nutrition and principles of food safety and hygiene.