Knowing how to run a home, prepare and cook food, then tidy, wash and dry up afterwards, is a vital life skill which brings great pleasure. There's a very serious side to it, too.
When children learn about food they learn about healthy eating and, above all, how to make healthy choices.
Every child at Thornlow has a weekly Home Economics lesson.
We like to introduce children to ingredients outside their comfort zone. We introduce food and ingredients from different countries and cultures. Children learn about hygiene and how to work safely. They write up recipes.
Children learn traditional crafts such as knitting.
The children take home what they have made - and a great many have started cooking and creating at home in their spare time!
We are getting ready for the festive season by making coconut logs in our Cooking Class!Read Post
Preparing food safely and in an hygienic way is an essential grounding for any budding chef.Read Post
Mathematics and Home Economics; the perfect combination for cross curricular learning!Read Post
Our boarding students enjoyed sharing their culinary skills with us recently and enjoyed sharing their favourite recipes from Spain.Read Post
Teaching children how to knit also develops a child's ability to concentrate. Concentration skills are vital in order to enhance learning.Read Post
Year 1 & 2 had fun in the cookery room last week and their cheese and toast was a big hit as well!Read Post