Girls at St George's Ascot complete remote 12-week Leith’s cookery course

Girls from St George’s, Ascot have completed their Remote Leith’s Toolbox Cookery Course. Undeterred by the logistical difficulties, the girls have sourced all the ingredients and consistently delivered delicious, life-useful recipes.

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30th June 2020 — Lower Sixth girls from St George’s, Ascot have been working hard to complete their Remote Leith’s Toolbox Cookery Course. Undeterred by the logistical difficulties of remote learning, the girls have sourced all the ingredients and consistently delivered delicious, life-useful recipes to complete the 12-week course single handedly.

Hilary Jones, their Leith’s cookery teacher, proudly spoke of the girls’ achievement: "They have worked so hard and are gaining a set of skills that will last a lifetime. Having to work individually at home has given them great confidence in the kitchen and has helped them to add such a positive contribution to family life during Lockdown. I am extremely proud of them."

St George’s, Ascot is renowned for the breadth of the extra curricular provision and the cookery programme has been of particular value during this period of virtual learning, giving the girls the chance to leave their screens and learn new practical, creative skills.

Headmistress, Liz Hewer, has joined in with the online cookery ‘Meets’ and, among other dishes, prepared a delicious Thai Beef salad alongside her Upper Sixth girls during their #SGAprepared Friday Feast. As all schools reflect on the successes of virtual learning, St George’s will be looking to build on this ever-growing enthusiasm for all things culinary.



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About St George's Ascot

St George's School, Ascot, located only 30 minutes from Central London and eight miles from Heathrow Airport, is one of the leading girls' boarding and day schools in the UK. Deliberately small, every girl at St George's is known individually and is supported by a close network of teaching and pastoral staff that focus on enabling each and every student to excel not only academically, but also to develop their creative, physical, spiritual and imaginative interests. Exam results are excellent. St George's aims to help the girls achieve two grades higher at A Level than expected according to national benchmarking by inspiring the girls in the classroom, nurturing their talents and encouraging them to make the best of their abilities.

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