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Years 5 and 6 cooking up a Christmas storm!

Years 5 and 6 brushed up on their baking techniques in the cookery room this week, making some Christmas cookies and gingerbread men yesterday to decorate today. Yum!

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Year 8 get cooking

In the last week of term Year 8 were busy in the Home Economics room putting all of their new cooking skills to good use.

Here’s hoping that lovely looking chocolate tart made it home in one piece!   Year-8-cooking4Year-8-cookingYear-8-cooking2Year-8-cooking3


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Year 6 bake up a storm

Year 6 brushed up on their baking techniques recently when they turned their hand to making scones!Year-6-cooking2 Year-6-cooking Year-6-cooking3

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Cupcakes galore

Inspired by the Great Hethersett Bake Off held earlier that day, our boarders recently turned their hand to a spot of cake decorating. We’re pleased to say that their clearing up skills were almost as good as their decorating skills and they left the Home Economics room spotlessly clean!

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6th Formers visit the Ideal Home Show

Our Sixth Form girls visited the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court in London on Thursday to support their AS level academic curriculum in home economics.

It proved to be a very long journey to get there with an exceptionally early start for some! However we were able to take in some sights en route including the Tower of London, the London Eye, Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament to name but a few. Mrs Lambourn proved to be an excellent guide and pointed out a few of the more unknown features.

Once in Earls Court the girls went their own ways in two groups so that we didn’t lose anyone! The queues at the exhibition homes proved to be rather long but everyone managed to see one. Some of the outdoor rooms were very impressive. Perhaps a few dotted around the school grounds would be useful. We had plenty of time to visit all the stands but I think most of it may have been spent on the upper floor; shopping and eating. It was just a pity that the free samples were limited.

After a lot of walking we were able to sit and rest on the long journey home with a number of people quickly asleep. It proved to be a tiring day but a good experience.

Mrs Morgan

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6th Formers are enterprising

Last Thursday our Sixth Form girls attended an enterprise day at the Britvic’s Robinsons’ factory in Norwich to enrich their A Level business studies and home economics academic learning.

Our girls toured the factory which brought to life various operations management business concepts, such as innovation, productive capacity and lean management, whilst home economics students were able to make links to traceability, packaging and sustainability.

The girls worked in teams to design and market a new profitable soft drink which they presented to a team of professionals from the Britvic factory.  Both products and presentations were very strong and the judges had a difficult time choosing a winning team.  Team ‘Shrekz’, represented by Hannah Bacon, Rina Chan, Sonya Ekweremadu, Olivia Findlay, Hannah Kingston and Katie Willgrass, won by a small margin with their Lightogenic organic apple and pear juice targeted at young sporting athletes.

The judges were also impressed by the vintage Fairtrade Pommes et Poires drink designed by Sophie Béart, Eleanor Jackson, Victoria Gowing, Angel Shih Lin Tseng, Isabel Miao, Amy Wales and Jessica Warner.

As a reward we all came away with a goodie bag including a bottle of fruity Chinese sauce made by Colmans!

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