Life Long Learning

Lifelong Learning – Team update – February 2017



Congratulations to S3 pupils Jemma Murdoch, Eva Khatun, Kelsea Warzala and Elli McKenzie from Torry Academy for achieving their 10hr, 25hr and 50hr Saltire Award certificates for taking part in the Outward Bound course and for setting up and facilitating the Torry Art group for Primary 1-3 pupils and their parents/carers.

The group is supported by the Youth Work in School’s Team and was awarded Kickstart funding to run a 12 week Art Group at Torry Sports and Leisure Centre by the Torry Learning Partnership.


Kincorth Academy and Youth Work in Schools Team

Session 1 Summary

S2 Confidence 2 Cook

 During January 2017, S2 pupils from Kincorth Academy participated in the Confidence 2 Cook sessions delivered by the Youth Work in Schools Team to support young people with the following outcomes

  1. Health and Wellbeing outcomes

-Understand ‘what I eat, how active I am and how decisions I make about my behaviour and relationships’ affect my physical and mental wellbeing

-Participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle

  1. Outcomes for young people

Refresh basic food and hygiene knowledge

Practical basic food preparation and cooking skills

Increase knowledge of healthy eating and the benefits of healthy eating and being active

  1. Youth Work Outcomes

Young people participate safely and effectively in groups

Young people create, describe and apply their learning and skills

95 pupils attended session 1 and made Bruschetta. The session covered the following

  • Registration and Introduction
  • Food assessment – allergies and previous cooking experience
  • Basic Food Hygiene task – covering cooking, preparation and cross contamination
  • Cleaning
  • Food demonstration
  • Preparation and Cooking
  • Eatwell plate – place food related to their diet in the food groups
  • Tidy up
  • Food quiz
  1. Evaluation

We asked the groups what they felt went well and pupils reported the following

  • liked it in general

enjoyed cooking

  • good
  • behaviour
  • good safety
  • think about eating
  • making food
  • enjoyable
  • learned how to use an oven
  • the tidying
  • made Bruschetta
  • get food
  • nothing got set on fire
  • bread
  • washed everything
  • chopping veg
  • pesto
  • everyone was safe
  • content
  • come back and do it again
  • we all worked well
  • cooking
  • no one got hurt injured or burnt

We also asked the pupils what would have made the sessions better if …

  • more time
  • different veggies
  • cheese
  • made brownies
  • had cheese and chicken
  • jam!
  • butter

During the eat well plate exercise, all groups revealed a very high proportion of fat and sugar in their diets

The majority of pupils stated now they have made Bruschetta it would be a food they would make again at home.

During session 2, the groups will make sweet potato soup and explore

  • positives of healthy eating
  • plan a week food menu from £50
  • guess the price of essential food items – price comparison
  1. Future ideas

We asked the groups to feedback ides for future sessions and cooking options were

  • Spaghetti bolognaise
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Curry
  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Pancakes
  • Lasagne
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Banana cake


Source: Professional Learning

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