Sweet indulgence Show Stoppers – Star Bakers; Viren, DJ, Vanessa and Anya

In the last opportunity to become star baker in this rotation of Sweet Indulgence, the student worked in their groups to make a Show stopper Tiered cake. The standard was amazing, with amazing mirror glaze, homemade lemon curd, Italian meringue, and cookie cakes, though the award went to Viren, DJ, Vanessa and Anya, for the macaroon covered cake. which Ms Leung decide was the the most professional and showed a great amount of skill.  Now it is all down to which group produces the best magazine , to see who wins the overall award for the course.

 

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8N Cereal Bar winners – Ethan and Will

Well done to Ethan and Will, who were voted as the Nansen winners of the cereal bar challenge the Healthy eating Life skills lesson. All of 8N tried each of the different groups cereal bar products and rated them on texture and taste. There Krispy-crunch bar was just the right level of sweetness, whilst being firm, but crunchy. Thye will go up against all the the other form winners in the end of year final.

 

 

 

Yorkshire Food and Culture Querst week video

Enjoy some the highlights from the recent trip Island School trip to Yorkshire

Lord’s Kitchen Last supper

The Lord’s Kitchen Elements class were the last group to cook in the Food rooms before the relocation and they saw off the rooms in style, cooking a wonderful Christmas lunch. Students were all given a different task to complete so we had all the accompaniments for the turkey that Mr Lord had cooked earlier.  Nop we can’t wait to get into the new kitchens in Sha Tin.

Island School visits Yorkshire in Quest Week

During this years Quest Week, 21 students traveled to Yorkshire to experience the food and culture. The trip involved a great mix of activities. that gave them in insight into the history of the area and gave them the chance to indulge in the local cuisine. The cultural experiences included; the Jorvik Viking Museum, Eden Camp 2nd World War Museum, York Dungeons, The National railway museum, Whitby abbey, where Dracula was set and hiking on North York Moors. The foodie activities included visiting many restaurants and meeting the chefs,  cooking at Malton cookery school, cheese tasting at Shepherds Purse Creamery, visiting a diary farm and petting 2 week old calves  and learning about York’s chocolate heritage.   The students had a fantastic time and loved the week away in Gods own country.

 

 

Sweet Indulgence visit the Art of Chocolate Museum – Star Bakers; Anya, Charlotte and Dhurv)

This week the students in Sweet indulgence class visited the Art of Chocolate Museum at the Galleria on the Peak , where allthe exhibition are made from chocolate and confectionery. The student got a lesson on the history and economics of chocolate, then looked at the exhibitions, before meeting the artist and then being able to decorate their own Christmas chocolate bar. The artist and mangers of the museum decided on who decorated the bars the best and awarded star baker to   Anya, Charlotte and Dhurv.

Claymation Workshop

This week the Elements animators has a big step up in their ambition. They went from 2d to 3d and dealt for the first time in Clay Animation. We used midubot armatures wrapped in plasticine tondevelop our characters and hen created some simple narratives from there.

                                 

Cereal bar – 8F Winners (Sam, Tia and Olivia)

Well done to Sam, Tia and Olivia who created their Banana Na Na Bites o winner for Fleming in the Healthy eating community time challenge and will go through to the final against all the other form winners.

Thai green Curry with Chef Ris

Today we had a visiting Chef teach students how to make authentic Thai green curry. Students were shown how to make the curry paste from the scratch and them use the paste to make their individual curries using their favourite meat. At the end of the session Chef Ris, with the help of Mr Clarke test/tasted all the curries to find out who had made the most authentic dish. This proved to be a tall order, because everyone had done their best to follow the process, despite the length. In the end, it was unanimously decided that for this week, everyone was a winner.

If the choux fits! (Star Bakers – Anya, Jessica, Leanna, Charlotte and Vanessa)

This week was the most technical yet for  this group of Sweet indulgence student, with the Choux pastry challenge. The students excelled in making selections of eclairs, profiteroles and puffs and it was evry difficult to choose the star bakers. However it vwas decided that Anya worked independently to make mini Paris Brest and Jessica, Leanna, Charlotte and Vanessa for using their skills they learnt in previous classes to decorate their products.