Pupils prepare
their own healthy
Christmas feast

Mark Westley Photography'Laureate Primary School Beach class preparing and cooking a meal.'Michelle Jacobs School cookery instuctor. ANL-140112-232731009
Mark Westley Photography'Laureate Primary School Beach class preparing and cooking a meal.'Michelle Jacobs School cookery instuctor. ANL-140112-232731009

Pupils from Newmarket’s Laureate Primary have been putting their kitchen skills to the test preparing a Christmas dinner.

They were taking part in the four week Healthy Heath programme run by Forest Heath District Council which aims to promote healthy eating, kitchen skills, hygiene, as well as the importance of exercising.

And they graduated from the course by cooking a roast dinner, and serving it with Christmas crackers.

The course taught youngsters how to handle kitchen knifes safely, as well as about vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, the different types of fat, and the dangers of eating too much salt or sugar.

Cllr Warwick Hirst, Forest Heath Cabinet member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: “The children learn essential life skills about healthy eating, how to prepare food, hygiene, and how to cook. The other part of the programme encourages children to take part in a fun sport or form of exercise, which again is important for them to lead a healthy life.”

Headteacher David Perkins said: “The children really enjoyed learning in the kitchen and I hope that they take these skills home, and continue them throughout the rest of their lives.

“Hopefully some of them will tear themselves away from the presents on Christmas Day to give mum and dad a hand making the dinner.”