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Presdales Afternoon Tea

The week beginning 29th April parents, friends and staff were delighted to attend one of our enjoyable Afternoon Teas prepared and hosted by our Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students. It was lovely to be able to welcome visitors into school. Working under strict exam conditions the students baked all morning producing delicious breads, cakes and scones. We are delighted to report that our students coped really well working under the intense ‘Bake Off’ pressure. Their freshly baked products were finished and presented to a professional standard along with homemade preserves. The whole group were justly proud of their fantastic results and received extremely positive feedback from our guests on the day for their fabulous food.

Once again a special thank you goes to the Art Department for the loan of the student artwork and to Ms P. Scoulding and Mrs A. Wall for setting the lovely scene in our Afternoon Tea room.

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GCSE Food Preparation

Year 11 students practical success

As part of their GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course, our fantastic Year 11 students successfully completed their 3 hour practical exam this week. There was a lovely atmosphere in the department and students really wowed our staff and visitors. This year the Food Preparation Task themes are based on Celebrations Around the World, Healthy and Nutritious dishes suitable for a family on a budget and dishes using seasonal fruit and vegetables to be sold in a cafe or restaurant. Year 11 have produced a wide range of interesting dishes to fit their chosen task. Staff and visitors lucky enough to taste the food all made extremely positive comments about the food including; “amazing aromas”, “delicious flavours” and “fantastic presentation”.

HOUSE : Pancake Competition

On Shrove Tuesday, Design & Technology – Food hosted the House Pancake competition. Teams of Year 8 students, representing each of the Houses, produced pancakes which were judged by a panel based on presentation, flavour and texture. Students from each form were excited to be representing their houses. The judges were really impressed by the quality of the pancakes and the creativity of the entrees, who worked well together to present their pancakes within the time limit.

Thank you to all the Year 8 students who took part, as well as to our judges Mrs Dray, Mrs Garcia and Mrs Schillaci-Rowland, who also helped to run the competition on the day.

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Presdales Afternoon Tea