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Humble spud is the focus of some fun lessons
5:30pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
CHILDREN in Wroughton were given lessons in English, Maths, Science and French with a little bit of help from potatoes this week.
The 23 year six students from Wroughton Junior School paid a visit to Ridgeway School for a learning experience with a difference to celebrate National Potato Week.
During the lesson, the 10 and 11-year-olds, led by trainee teachers got to grips with 14 different varieties of spuds, including a Salad Blue, a Duke of York and a Shetland Black.
Tutor Rosemary Cairns said: “Everybody had a productive morning – the children had cooking lessons, making potato wedges and jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese which were beautiful.
“They also had a bit of a science lesson, seeing if potatoes floated or not and they looked at the role of potatoes in our diet.
“The children were fascinated to see the black potatoes and I think everybody really enjoyed themselves.
“It was a great transition activity – the children got to know that the secondary school is like and the trainee teachers were excellent.
“We have a lot of trainees in school and they will be excellent teachers we hope by the end of the year, especially if this lesson was anything to go by.”
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