St Olave's pupils get a taste of history

St Olave’s J3 pupils have enjoyed a visit from a Roman chef as part of their studies on Roman food.

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23rd September 2016 — Throughout the day, pupils learned about the wide variety of food eaten in the Roman era - from spelt bread and barley stew to the apparently luxurious mussels with garum (a sauce made from fish guts).

What’s more, the children had the opportunity to prepare some Roman food of their own, including Lucanian sausage, Pullum frontonianum (chicken à la Fronto) and even a special Roman cheesecake.

Elizabeth Benson, Head of Classics at St Olave’s, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Roman chef, as it provides the pupils with an opportunity to really get hands-on in their engagement with the topic, and to eat some delicious food while they’re at it. In the midst of all the fun, it’s also great to be developing this term’s learning habit of curiosity."

About St Peter's School York

Founded in 627 AD, St Peter's School, York, is the world's fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and combines a rich heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching. An all-round education inspires a lifelong love of learning and pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, developing skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

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