St Margaret's has once again teamed up with Devizes-based chef Peter Vaughan to run

PUBLISHED: 16:39 08 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:59 20 February 2013

St Margaret's has once again teamed up with Devizes-based chef Peter Vaughan to run

St Margaret's has once again teamed up with Devizes-based chef Peter Vaughan to run

St Margaret's has once again teamed up with Devizes-based chef Peter Vaughan to run a series of four cookery workshops in January and February for Year 5 pupils. The programme aims to teach children about the origins of the food they eat

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St Margarets has once again teamed up with Devizes-based chef Peter Vaughan to run a series of four cookery workshops in January and February for Year 5 pupils. The programme aims to teach children about the origins of the food they eat and to make them aware of healthy eating through hands-on interactive cookery and taste sessions.


Peter Vaughan, who runs The Bistro in Devizes, is a leading light in the Academy of Culinary Arts and works with schools to promote healthy eating and food awareness through the Chef Adopt a School (CAAS) programme.


As part of the CAAS scheme and also as part of the pupils DT studies on Bread, Peter covered a wide range of topics including an investigation into which breads come from different parts of the world. By tasting and experimenting, most of the children discovered that they preferred bread made with local spelt flour, to that made with bleached white flour!


There was also ample opportunity for the children to make their own breads including Irish Soda bread and pizzas with a huge variety of toppings to choose from. However, the highlight came in the last week when Peter helped the classes to make Hot Cross Buns. Everyone was allowed to experiment with flavourings and shapes. The final buns all looked very different but everyone agreed that, without a doubt, they tasted delicious! A big thank you to Peter for giving everyone such an enjoyable and informative series of lessons!


Peter said: The children very much enjoy the sessions and it is always rewarding to be able to show them that they can have real fun from cooking and that foods that taste nice can be healthy.


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