Wilko’s in Oswestry kindly donated a £20 voucher for The Marches School to spend on cookery equipment for the new GCSE Food and Nutrition course.

The donation came after trainee teacher, Mrs Karen Hodgson wrote to the high-street household goods store. With the donation the school purchased new muffin tins. Year 10 students used the tins on Monday 30th January to create high-energy muffins made with Quinoa for their GCSE Food and Nutrition cou…rse.

The new course, which launched in September, focuses on practical cooking skills and enables students to develop a greater understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. Students learn about British and international culinary traditions, food security and safety and at the heart of the qualification is a focus on developing practical cookery skills and a strong understanding of nutrition.

Mrs Karen Hodgson, Trainee Teacher at The Marches School commented, “Our students really appreciate the recent donation from Wilko’s which was used to purchase some muffin trays. They have been taste testing cheese and quinoa bites as healthy snacks. It is very encouraging when local business and education work collaboratively for the benefit of the students”.

Pictured – Year 10 students Joshua Wanless, Abagael Walmsley and Katie Cemeron with the new muffin tins, their high-energy muffins and ingredients.