Home Economics has lost popularity in the curriculum in recent years, leaving many school leavers without the skills of meal planning, budgeting and core techniques for the preparation and presentation of food. Foodworks Cookery School has responded with an exciting residential course aimed at equipping students with the confidence and ability to not only cater for themselves upon leaving school but to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment for cooking.
For students undertaking the Gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award it is necessary to spend five days and four nights away from home on a shared activity with people you have never met before. The residential courses from Foodworks Cookery School meet the requirements for the award and offer the opportunity for students learn skills which are highly transferable.
As working with new people is a crucial component of the award, our course ensures plenty of time for socialisation from tasks where the students work in teams to the evening activities.
The course is also a wonderful module for young people putting together a gap year of experiences. Employers are increasingly interested in the details of gap years and as all students receive a Foodworks Cookery School certificate upon completion this course demonstrates a commitment to personal development and the acquisition of key life skills.