STUDENTS at North Bromsgrove High School had a taste of Cornwall after being given the chance to prepare, cook and eat fresh mussels by The Food Teachers’ Centre Fish Hero programme.
The ‘Fish Heroes’ campaign aims to ensure every child gets a chance to prepare, cook and eat fish before they leave school.
Being awarded this privilege enabled students to eat mussels they had freshly prepared, for the very first time.
The students studying the popular GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course spent the day preparing and tasting the fresh Cornish mussels and made a dish called ‘Angry Mussels’. The Jamie Oliver recipe included chilli, garlic, tomatoes and fresh rosemary grown on the school site.
They have also studied how mussels are grown, harvested, processed and how they are a sustainable, seasonal and nutritious food – supporting their GCSE learning on the subject.
Mrs O’Grady, the school’s head of department for the subject, said; “This has been a fantastic opportunity for students, and we know many will continue their passion for learning about food in the sixth-form, studying Level 3 in Food Science and Nutrition starting next September.
“Who knows, the next Jamie Oliver may come from Bromsgrove.”