As part of their assessment, the Lower Sixth Food Science and Nutrition students were set the task of producing a three-course meal in a three and a half hour time limit. They demonstrated their high-level skills; they filleted and poached fish, boned chicken, made meringues, choux pastry, ravioli and soufflés. They produced ballotine of chicken breast, mackerel pate, plaice veronique, sweet potato rosti, veloute, mayonnaise and tartar sauce among a variety of other amazing dishes. All their delicious masterpieces were presented in a creative and professional manner. Huge congratulations to them all for stepping up to the challenge and making such a success of it!
On Monday Third Formers went to visit the Andreas Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery and the British Museum. The trip was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to find and record inspiration for their current project.
Last Friday, our Fifth Form Food Technology students visited the Tante Marie Culinary Academy to prepare them for their three hour assessed practical exam over the next few weeks. The experience provided them with plenty of inspiration to present their dishes with confidence and flair.
The First Form braved the snowstorms on Monday morning as they made their way to the High Street for their Geography fieldwork to research ‘Why do people shop in Godalming?’ They collected plenty of data from environmental surveys to questionnaires, and are now busy presenting and analysing their results back in the classroom.
It was wooden spoons at the ready on Thursday as lower Sixth Formers took part in a Ready Steady Cook competition. They were presented with a mystery bag from which they had to use all of the ingredients to cook a fabulous dish in only 45 minutes. As well as the must use elements, the girls were offered other items from which to choose and they also had access to a range of food cupboard items. Mrs Teasdale and Mrs Troup and Mr Taylor tasted all the imaginative dishes that were served, commenting on the good use of ingredients and beautiful presentation. After much debate, they crowned Maddy and Steph the Ready Steady Cook Champions 2018 for their scrumptious samosas. Runners up were Emily and Sammi for a tasty quiche and Jess and Olivia for their delicious vegetarian bolognaise.
The Prospero Theatre Company transported Fifth Formers to 1950s’ Brooklyn and the close knit Italian community of Red Hook, as they explored various aspects of Arthur Miller’s drama ‘A View From The Bridge’. This is a set text for the English Literature IGCSE and in order to identify and empathise more closely with the play’s characters and themes of illegal immigration, justice and the law and masculinity, the girls undertook a range of tasks both in and out of character.
Ms Teasdale shared photos from the Third Form Technology students’ visit to the Ideal Home Show last week, where they were inspired by cutting edge innovations in Food, Textiles and Design. ‘The exhibition showcases the many opportunities available for those who are interested in pursuing a career in these specialist areas,’ she says.