Fishmonger helps bring lessons to lifePosted: 19th July 2021
Cooking lessons came to life when a fishmonger gave a demonstration to budding chefs.
Year 10 GCSE food students from Forest Hall School took part in a masterclass on how to fillet fish.
They were guided by James Ackroyd, of Potter Street Fishmongers in Bishops Stortford, who also spoke with students about how to know if a fish is fresh and demonstrated how to cook fish.
Linda McCormack, food teacher, said: “Students got hands-on experience of how to fillet a fish and learned the vital skill. The aim of the masterclass was to teach students the high-level skill of filleting a fish as this is part of the GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition curriculum. The aim was also to engage and get students enjoying practical lessons.
“It is amazing for students to be enjoying cooking and learning at the same time.
“The pandemic has really taught us how important it is to know how to cook and know how to be skilful in the kitchen. It is so important that we give our students different experiences they wouldn’t get elsewhere.”
Students will have to demonstrate their filleting skills during a three-hour cooking exam next year.