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360o of a Food Classroom


We have 2 purpose- built food rooms at Fernwood. These were recently refurbished and include a camera to project demonstrations onto the whiteboards.
They are taught on a rotation system within DT. The students do two food projects in year 7. One which focuses on savoury products and is called Healthy Lifestyles. The other one has a focus of baking skills and is called Occasional Treats. The projects last for 7 weeks each. The students are also taught safe and hygienic practices when working with food.
The idea is to develop a love for food and the ability to cook dishes from scratch. They will also learn about diet and nutrition and how to make healthy choices. We try to develop their food skills from Year 7 onwards through the production of a wide range of dishes. We run a number of competitions which are always popular. We offer specialist food courses at GCSE level.
Students are given a recipe booklet and families provide their own ingredients. The finished dishes are then taken home for the family to enjoy. We are a very well- equipped department and so you do not need to provide anything other than a container to take the food home in.
Students bring their ingredients to the food rooms at the start of the day. The ingredients are stored as appropriate. We have large catering fridges to store high risk ingredients and cooled dishes when they have been made.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
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