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.