Ready, Steady, Dorcan

Year 10 Food and Nutrition

The interactive Master chef style lesson in which the class was divided into teams and presented with a box of ingredients. The aim was to create a 2 course meal within the allocated time frame. Supported by the royal Navy team of Drew and Emmanuel each team had 15 minutes to discuss what dishes they were going to make. The class was then presented with a mystery box of special ingredients to make their dishes stand out from the others. The teams then had 1 hour to prepare, cook and present their chosen dishes. This was a great activity to demonstrate students’ initiative, teamwork, communication and time management and an even better opportunity to demonstrate the Dorcan Values of Personal Responsibility, Resilience, Self-Discipline and, of course, Gratitude.

The results were outstanding.  I have included here some of the comments from the students.

“I have been looking forward to this for such a long time and it did not disappoint, Thank you Drew and Emmanuel”

“I have always wanted to join the forces, but did not know how to start the process; this has given me the information I needed”

“I know Covid is an issue, however, we certainly should do more of this”

“I especially liked the Navy Team, Emmanuel was funny, and Drew was nice – learnt several skills I will now use in my next practical.”

“I wish all our lessons were as fun as this, really enjoyed the session, but I think we should have won”

I would personally like to thank all the members of the DT team who supported this event throughout and special thanks to Mrs Abbott. I hope to continue make this an annual event.


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