Cooking’s a family affair

A pasta bake adult and children cooking class being held at Newminster Middle School.  Rosie Podbur and Emily Nichol.
A pasta bake adult and children cooking class being held at Newminster Middle School. Rosie Podbur and Emily Nichol.

LEARNING how to cook creatively became a family affair at a Morpeth school.

Eight sessions were held in Newminster Middle School and Technology College to teach not only pupils, but also parents and carers how to make some tasty treats.

Children from Chantry Middle School and Technology College and their guardians were also invited to take part in the culinary activities, which were put together with specialist school funding.

The sessions included pasta bake, Mexican-style sizzling chicken fajitas, Valentine’s Day cakes, sizzling stir fry and curry in a hurry.

Acting Assistant Head at Newminster Sumeena Razzaqi said: “Everyone who participated said they thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and got a lot out of them.

“The children and adults have developed some important new skills.

“Even with food like burgers, making it yourself with your own ingredients is a healthier version.

“The teachers involved in the fantastic delivery of these sessions, Andrea Cole and Elaine Rough, did a really good job, particularly in sustaining the numbers of people taking part throughout the programme.

“Hopefully, we can put on some more sessions next school year.”