The pupils in Year 8 have been creating the design for their own tasty stuffed jacket potatoes during Food Tech sessions. This was a very practical approach where we wanted each class member to be able to make their own choice of fillings, and then be able to explain and communicate the reasons behind their decisions.
We started off our work by washing our hands, and then starting to prepare the potatoes that had already been baked. The pupils needed to scrape out the potatoes from the skins. Working independently is an important part of this work. We encouraged all Year 8 students to organise their own equipment, and to try and complete the task with as little adult help as possible.
The pupils then added some sour cream to help add a smooth texture to their potatoes. We asked each class member to describe what affect the cream hand on the filling.
Some cheese was then carefully grated. This was the part of the cooking process that required the greatest concentration. We wanted all pupils to feel safe in using the cheese grater. A helping of cheese was then mixed in to our bowling.
Finally we asked each class member to make a food selection to add to the taste. Tuna, bacon and sweet corn were all available. This was another example of how we encourage pupils to work independently, and to make a choice that is based on their own personal tastes.
The mixture was added back into the skins, and then baked once again in the oven so that the filling was golden brown. You can watch a video of Year 8 preparing their potatoes skins above.