Yay!! Finally, this year, the 2 grandsons who attend this school, are old enough to participate in the kitchen. With me :)) happy face…
I’m so excited! They’re so excited!
And the things they cook! Awesome work! Introductions to foods that some of them have never even imagined.
It’s always been a Wednesday morning thing for me, off to school to start with the bell. No packed lunch though.
It’s not without it’s challenges, but it’s gifts & rewards are priceless!
I take all the hats I’ve ever owned off to the teachers, & especially to our organizer, Miss Tania.
My role is not to teach, or discipline, just to guide.
Hopefully I can provide them with one little gem to take away & carry in the depths of their memories.
I think it’s an outstanding program to have in schools.
One week in the garden learning to tend the plants, patience, giving care, witnessing the growth of their fruits & vegetables, developing a relationship with the produce & what they put into their bellies.
And the next week in the kitchen, discovering methods & flavours, team-work & techniques, hygiene & handling equipment correctly, learning respect, satisfaction & life-skills.
The kids set & decorate the tables, & amid all the chaos, we share a meal. Hopefully practising some manners & some conversation along the way.
It’s history, maths, english & spelling. It watching & waiting, & mouth-watering anticipation.
For me & my grandsons, it’s creating memories & recollections for many years down the track. A warmth & solidarity that is family….