School cooking club goes from strength to strength

Pupils at Barningham Primary School and parents are cooking dishes as part of the Let's Get Cooking Club''Pictured: Wendy Jones, David Brown (5 and Grandson) along with Jack Fincham (8)

Pupils at Barningham Primary School and parents are cooking dishes as part of the Let's Get Cooking Club''Pictured: Wendy Jones, David Brown (5 and Grandson) along with Jack Fincham (8)

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Pupils and parents are to continue making culinary delights at a village school after the future of a cooking club was secured for another year.

As three years of lottery funding for Barningham Primary’s weekly ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ club nears its end, the school has raised £600 to help keep the dishes simmering.

The club allows children to work with family members on a variety of recipes including rhubarb crumbles, blackberry strudels and chicken stir fries. The latest to grace the menu last week was a cobbler and lemon meringue.

School cook and club co-ordinator Julie Chapman said: “The children absolutely love it. They’re learning a lot more than just cooking including maths. We want to encourage the children to cook at home so they know what’s going into their food.”

The main fund-raiser for the club is a food fete, which the school runs on the last Saturday of September.

n Artwork by Stowmarket High students - inspired by a visit to the Museum of East Anglian Life - is being exhibited at the venue. The photography, large scale drawings, paintings, printmaking, textiles and small sculptures were created by the A-level pupils after they attended a ‘Kids in Museums Takeover Day’ in November. The exhibition runs to June.

n More than 70 pupils from Barrow and Risby Primary Schools descended on Culford Pre-Prep for an Inter School Sports Day.

Playing in mixed teams, they enjoyed football, tag rugby, cricket, athletics and hockey led by international hockey player and Beijing Olympian Stephen Dick.

n A team of Bury Academy Trust students reached the regional final of the UK Mathematics Trust’s Team Challenge.