December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A crew of eager young pizza chefs got a chance to learn from the experts after being invited to spend the day at a professional take-away kitchen.
About 20 Year 5 pupils from St Mary’s Primary School in Beetley spent the day at the Domino’s outlet in Dereham, where they made their own dough bases and topped them with tomato sauce and cheese in the traditional Italian style.
The students were all members of the school’s weekly after-school cookery club, where they had been learning basic cooking skills, an appreciation of nutrition and a grounding in kitchen safety.
School secretary Elaine Skinner runs the after-school club with teaching assistant, dinner lady and school governor Vanessa Hancock.
She said: “They made pizzas at school so I wrote to Domino’s to ask if the children could come and visit. They loved it. “They were buzzing all day. Everything they made they took home in a box.
“They were taught about how to make the crust on the dough, and how to spread it out and slap it from hand to hand.
“At school they learn a bit about nutrition and safety, but it is a skill as well. Here, they have learned something which they can take home and transfer to their whole family.”
Nigel Eden owner of Domino’s Dereham, said: “Domino’s may be seen as a national brand, however, as a franchise, it’s very much a local business and I am delighted to be able to assist the youngsters with their education, and equally looking forward to wider involvement within the Dereham community.”