Long Knowle Primary School

Long Knowle Primary School, Wolverhampton, England

"I teach a weekly cooking club as part of the curriculum. The aims of my class are to 1) provide coverage of the curriculum, ensuring objectives are met and 2) to teach the children the important life skill of cooking, so that they can be educated about healthy eating, with a bank of recipes ready to use."

"Our current facilities are limited. Although the club is successful, with extra funding I could do so much more! The funding from school allows ingredients to be purchased weekly and we grow our own vegetables to further educate the children and to help keep costs down. However, the resources we have are limited and with just one small cooker it is only a limited number of children that can participate at any one time. We also have no aprons and ask children to bring their own. With extra funding we could buy another cooker and I could teach more!"


"I am writing about butternut squash soup. It is very delicious and nutritious. It is a very good source of vitamins A and E. The soup is only 130 calories per serving. Butternut Squash is a part of the gourd family so it is a cousin to pumpkins, melons and cucumbers."

"Honey has a lower GI value than sugar, meaning that it does not raise sugar levels so quickly. Butternut squash soup is low in salt so it is good for you. It is good for your eyes – so if you wear glasses you may want to try it!!"

"Do you want healthy skin and hair? Well try our butternut squash soup. One last thing it is also very good for bones."