This week was the last session for Term 1 and we would like to send out a big thanks to Yoon, Donny and Pam who have helped out a lot in the kitchen this term. Estelle has been planning some amazing meals for us that has allowed the students to develop some great kitchen skills.
The Garden Group
This week in the garden the pest control team were very busy mouse hunting. We don’t want any mice eating our crops or chasing the native animals around our school. Ashmi and Ananyaa were sorting out the last of the tomatoes. The rest of the sunflowers were pulled out and WATCH THIS SPACE for what will be planted next…. Two small pumpkins were discovered in amongst the corn and flowers. Spinach, leeks and silverbeet haVE now been planted. The baby plants were thinned as they were getting overcrowded. This means that the strong ones will have a chance to grow. Corn was harvested and tasted great once it was cooked. A big thanks to John and Liz for planning and running such great activities in the garden each Wednesday.
Volunteers are always welcome so if anyone in our school community would like to come along on Wednesday mornings between 9am – 11am to help out in the garden or kitchen please let us know. All volunteers get to sit down at the end and share the delicious food that comes out of the kitchen.
The Kitchen Group
This week the students helped us all travel to Asia by creating delicious Vietnamese spring rolls. The students cut up the vegetables as finely as they could to make a filling for the spring rolls. It was fascinating to see how the hard circles became soft and flexible enough to roll and wrap once they were soaked in warm water. The students found that the more they rolled the better they got – practice makes perfect. They even made the dipping sauce to go with the spring rolls. When the garden team came in they were very surprised at how fantastic the meal tasted and the whole feast disappeared very quickly.