Students from Derwen College cooked up a treat for their younger peers when they hosted a virtual cookery class for Eat Well Week.

Budding cooks from Morda CE Primary School enjoyed a live television cookery class direct from Hospitality & Food students Josh Pickett and Aaliyah James at the nearby college in Gobowen showing them how to make healthy banana and blueberry muffins.

Pupils enjoyed following students Josh and Aaliyah as they measured, mixed and baked a dozen delicious muffins, while the Morda pupils baked 120 muffins in total.

Derwen students then quizzed the pupils about the recipe and asked them questions about healthy eating.

This was returned with queries from pupils about Derwen students’ favourite healthy eating recipes.

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Hospitality & Food lead Alison Adams, said: “Thank you to Morda CE Primary School for making Derwen College part of their Eat Well Week. It was a pleasure to work to be able to interact with them over video."

Students Josh and Aaliyah enjoyed the experience which allowed them to showcase their hospitality skills.

Aaliyah said: “I really enjoyed showing the pupils how we make healthy muffins. I’d really like to do that again.”

Hospitality and Food is one of the core vocational areas at Derwen College, in Gobowen.

The college is a specialist college for young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) which offers students the opportunity to learn new skills in real work environments, and to learn life skills which will enable them to live as independently as possible.

Teacher Josh Sibley said: “It was definitely a great experience for the children. This morning we had a lesson about the importance of eating healthy and having a balanced diet.

“The baking gave them the chance to learn how to follow a recipe and see that they can make healthy snacks for themselves. The students from Derwen were great at talking the children through the process step by step, at our pace. They also answered all of the children's questions well at the end. Most importantly, the children all enjoyed themselves and left the classroom with smiles on their faces!”