Sam Morley, Design and Technology Lead Teacher
Kia Ora, Salut, Howdy, or just G’Day...Hello from Year 7 Food Technology who are learning about Celebration Foods this term. As we moved back into the Continuity of Learning Program, each of our students selected a special celebration from a country of their choice to learn about the cultural and religious significance of foods we share. Many students have also taken this opportunity to call or email their grandparents in other countries and we look forward to sharing videos and websites with you at the end of term as we celebrate International Day in a different format this year.
One of our early activities was revising our core cooking terms from Term 2 and then identifying new terms that are
commonly used in celebration recipes. We concluded our work by playing online BINGO - so many students were on the
edges of their seats waiting for just one more word!!
Celebration Cooking Research
For their independent work, students are researching the different types of celebrations each country holds. They have now all chosen one to research and we will be able to compare Christmas and New Year in many different countries. Additionally we will be able to compare country specific events such as Seollal (Korea), Hina Matsuri (Japan), Burns Night (Scotland), Remembrance Day (Canada) and Loy Krathong (Thailand). Hopefully we can all “have a go” at cooking some of their special foods at some point this term, so stay tuned as 7G cook-up a feast.
Aiman Akmal Hakkim
Yan En Khoo
Yan Xi Lim