Cookery was taken to a whole new level this week as youngsters at national disability charity Action For Kids tried their hands as chefs onboard a Cooking Bus - part of a national Focus on Food campaign.
Almost 40 students from the charity served up culinary delights over two and a half days as they learnt how to prepare, cook and enjoy food.. The sessions tie into Action For Kids’ Independent Living scheme which offers practical living skills to young disabled people.
“The Cooking Bus is a really innovative way of getting young people interested in learning how to cook as well as teaching them about nutrition, food safety and hygiene,” said Jo Read from Action For Kids’ Work Related Learning Scheme. “It takes teaching out of the classroom into a fun, relaxed environment and has helped our students to develop confidence and independence in the kitchen.”
The 16.5m long Cooking Buses, which open out into purpose-built kitchens, are part of a nationwide campaign organised by The Focus on Food Campaign. The aim is to bring practical cooking skills to children, schools and communities around the UK, with buses teaching over 25,000 youngsters each year.