Today the first lessons taught in Central Academy’s Food Technology Kitchens takes place. The kitchens were destroyed in the December 2015 floods.
The re-opening of the Food Technology department is another major milestone in over 12 months of refurbishment work at the city centre campus.
Technology teacher Caroline Hetherington who took the first lesson said: “Food education can make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives. It empowers them to make choices and provides them with a greater range of options.
Learning about food at Central Academy is a practically involving experience. Food presents people with everyday decisions to make and problems to solve. Students need to develop the knowledge, skills and practical capability to meet needs and requirements through appropriate responses to the challenges which food presents in their lives. As such, food has a role to play in linking aspects of education that relate to health, life skills and in preparing young people as citizens.”
The brand new specialist Food Technology facilities are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the curriculum. This gives students at Central Academy the opportunity to achieve the best possible results.