Since September our Years 3 to Year 6 pupils have been taught fun, hands-on fruit and vegetable ‘TastEd’ (Taste Education) lessons in our food classrooms at Queen’s College. ‘TastEd’ is a charity providing food education lessons for schools that aim to develop a pupil’s lifelong, positive relationship with food. The ‘TastEd’ classes are being taught to encourage our pupils to explore food and discover new flavours by looking, smelling, touching, listening to and tasting food.
This week all our Prep pupils were delighted to join in celebrations in assembly by waving their fruit and vegetables when in the air when they heard the exciting news that the ‘TastEd’ lessons they were being taught had won this year’s overall 2022 BBC Food Award for Innovation at the prestigious national BBC Food and Farming Awards 2022.
In reply co-founder of the national ‘TastEd’ food education classes, Dr Jason O’Rourke, a friend of our Head of Faculty for Art, Design and Food Mr Mann, sent a personal message of thanks to all our Prep pupils of Queen’s College who had helped make winning this award possible.
Mr Mann said, “we congratulate all at TastEd for these award-winning lessons that are a great way to encourage pupils to try new flavours”, Mrs Oliver who is delivering the TastEd lessons each week added, “it is a hugely fun way to teach pupils new food experiences using all their senses”.