For one afternoon only, members of the Sixth Form studying Arabic and Mandarin were allowed to take over the school kitchen for a lesson in cooking. With assistance from Olivier, Freddy and Mrs Anderson, some truly beautiful dishes were created, and the students were only too happy to taste the fruits of their labours afterwards.
‘I loved the cooking afternoon because it gave me the chance to learn not only about Chinese traditional food, but also Arabic dishes. It was a great opportunity to chat with the Arabic students about Middle Eastern and Chinese cultures.’
‘We cooked beef stir fry, which turned out pretty well (considering it was our first time)! It was easier than expected and the experience was very fulfilling. We are now both more open to experimenting further with foreign dishes in the future. If we were to do it again we would challenge ourselves with a more complex dish as we finished cooking with time to spare.’
Charlotte and Phoebe L6