Thanks to Devin from FEAST Ireland for an excellent workshop with our TYs. Through the ‘Food from the Land’ workshop students learned more about the traditions of bread and butter making, about farmed and foraged foods and got the chance to practice some butchery skills with some wild pheasants. Lots of discussions on food sustainability, where our food comes from and a great opportunity for students to taste game meat which they all enjoyed with their freshly baked rolls and butter that they also made.
TYs really enjoyed a bread making workshop with Dimitar from ‘My Strandhill Bakery’ on Tuesday 26th September. They learned the science of yeast in bread making, the process of fermentation, proving and plaiting bread. All the students got to make their own loaf and sampled it with the blackberry and apple jam that they made in another of their home economics classes.
TY’s recently enjoyed a workshop delivered by Devin from FEAST Ireland as part of their global citizenship education class. A fun and informative workshop where students learned about sustainable Irish produce, how the food system affects climate change, food miles, impact that war, famine and brexit has on food availability and the practice of zero waste food. They tasted Irish oysters, granola made from spent grains, kombucha, sourdough and banana skin chutney. The workshop also got students thinking more about the SDG around zero hunger which generated lots of discussion. The workshop was funded through the WorldWise Global Schools programme our school is involved in.
This week our TYs really enjoyed learning Decoupage with Taragh from the The Craft Cabin, Cavan A lovely craft that everyone found relaxing as they worked through the process completing their pieces.