We enjoyed two visits in December from local schools to take part in our making matchday food sessions with FGR Community and our head chef Jade Crawford.
Rednock School brought their GCSE food technology students to complete a half-day trial session preparing food for a future inter-generational day.
Anna Brogan, head of design and technology, said: “We’d like to thank Forest Green for the session they put on.
“The students really enjoyed themselves and were very enthusiastic about the next session.
“Jade was fantastic, and we’d like to thank her for her support of the students throughout the day.”
Rednock’s students will be returning to cook and host other local guests from community organisations and schools later this month and James Grady, community outreach coordinator, said: “The students are returning to school to design and prepare some sides and dips that will accompany the rice, curry and samosas that they will be cooking with Jade.”
Year three and four pupils from Amberley School enjoyed learning about vegan food and healthy eating. They prepared and cooked natural bean veggie burgers that they then enjoyed for lunch at FGR.
"Making match day food gave us the ability to find out more about sustainability,” said teacher Kate Crampton.
“It was great for the students to take part in a cookery session which would meet the needs of the national curriculum.”