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Star Bakers!

20th Dec 2019

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You have the right to a good quality education.

You should be encouraged to go to school to

the highest level you can.

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Your education should help you use and develop

your talents and abilities. It should also help

you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment

and respect other people.

Education can come in so many forms and Christmas is a great time to get children cooking. The food is always fun and colourful – and you can teach new skills along the way.

Children learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They love activities in the kitchen because they can use all their senses and feel at ease. There are many ways to get kids involved in cooking. They can help prepare food and cook.


Cooking with kids provides practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Getting involved in cooking helps children to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, and even early concepts of math and science. There are just so many great benefits when children cook. 

Baking also helps children develop motor neurone skills, listening and concentration. And it offers a chance to talk about food provenance and sustainability. We need cooks for the next generation, ones with old-fashioned, essential skills which can be applied to baking, making and concocting.

A number of boys and girls in P5 and the ECPD washed their hands, rolled up their sleeves, put on their aprons and baked the most amazing Christmas Cakes.

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