At Fitzroy Primary School our students discover the pleasures of hands on food education, through regular classes in a flourishing vegetable garden and a home style kitchen classroom.
In our kitchen, students prepare a range of delicious dishes from the seasonal produce they’ve grown. The finished meal is arranged with pride and care on tables and is a time for students to enjoy the fruits of their labour, and each other’s company and conversation. Cleaning up and washing dishes is also part of the fun.
Experiences in the kitchen and garden classes support and extend learnings across subjects such as English, maths, science, history and languages through the inquiry curriculum. Students learn to calculate, measure, analyse and articulate their experiences in a real-life context as they engage with new cultures through enticing flavours, leading to intercultural understanding.