On 1st December, last Friday, the Year 10 GCSE students spent the day at the Good Food Show in Birmingham. We all had a great day and immersed ourselves in the exciting and ever changing world of food. There were lots of famous faces about including Nadia Hussain, a previous winner of the Great British Bake Off, who did a demonstration for the students in the Big Kitchen super theatre.
This week Janice Hamilton, a fish monger from Waitrose in Altrincham, delivered a demonstration to the Year 11 Food and Nutrition students on preparing, filleting and skinning fresh fish. This is an important high level skill required for their GCSE. Janice brought in some Sea Bass and Sea Bream and after showing them the different skills she gave the students the chance to have a go themselves. We really appreciate this opportunity to learn from an expert and the students thoroughly enjoyed the session. Thank you Janice.
The Year 11 students have been looking at raising agents this half term. They have made some amazing Victoria Sponge cakes!
Progress has been made in key stage 4 from smaller meringues to Eloise’s beautiful pavlova!
Year 10 GCSE students have been completing some investigation work on meringues and have created some excellent results. Pavlova is next on the menu! Photos coming soon…
Well done to all of the designers who have won ‘Designer of the Month’ this year! It is a massive achievement as your work has been selected from all the classes from year 7 to year 11 in the D&T area that you have been working in.
Here are the winners from the past two months who will receiving their prizes and certificates in their last assemblies of the term.
Mariya 10-6 (Food)
Charlotte 9-2 (Product Design)
Daisy 7-3 (Textiles)
Phoebe 9-5 (Food)
Nadia 10-7 (Product Design)
Aaliyah 8-7 (Textiles)
We have had some fantastic entries this year from lots of different AGGS students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10! It has been a very difficult decision but Gunita in 7-5 is the winner!
Her design has been converted into a digital design so that it can be screen printed onto the folders. We cannot wait to see it on the folders soon!
Well done Gunita!