As teachers, we want students to be active learners.
As one of my passions is cooking, for fun and healthy eating, I want students to be active in their own diet and nutrition, to know what balanced eating is, and to enjoy making, as well as eating their own food. It is my goal that through my CCA that they become confident in experimenting, improvising and budgeting with food.
A group of Year 12 students are running the CCA for their CAS (Creative Action Service) hours. This involves leading the session for the younger students, who are mostly Year 7 boys. In the first session, the Y12s created an essential agreement in the first session, came up with a schedule of what the menu would be for the first semester of the CCA, and took attendance, managed a budget and shopping list of ingredients for each session. Since some students could not eat meat due to religious/healthy reasons or because they were vegetarians, as a group to only include vegetarian dishes in the meal plan.
In our second session, students made their own food - tacos!