Cooking up lessons

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PUPILS are enjoying classes at the kitchen counter with the launch of new facilities.

A cookery room has been created at Roseberry Primary and Nursery in Pelton, near Chester-le-Street, as part of the remodelling and refurbishment of its buildings.

The room at the school, which marked its 90th birthday last year, is thought to be the only one of its kind in the county.

It is helping pupils learn about how to make food as well as discover elements of English, maths, science and geography through the sessions.

So far children have made potage – a soup – which was part of their lessons on the Tudors, compared traditional bread with the flatbreads make by Egyptians and shared experiences with an exchange school in Egypt.

They have also developed a knowledge of mirco-organisms and used maths to alter quantities in the recipes.