High School Open Evening
Food came under the microscope
as Hethersett High School and Science College held its eighth public science
displays of pupils’ work and talks with a food theme were the order of the
evening as the school’s science and food and technology departments
The evening started with
warming soup in the school kitchen before the public were given insights into,
amongst other things, making bread and butter and fizzy drinks using sodium
“Your Food Under the
Microscope” also included presentations from Kevin Stickney, pig product
manager for Harbro Ltd entitled “Your Food’s Food” and Stephen Brown
from British Sugar on “Sugar Beet: From Field to Product.”
Pupils work on display looked
at the fluctuation in food prices, the comparison between organic and
pesticide controlled crops, the affect that rising fuel prices has on food
production, a survey carried out at the Royal Norfolk Show on animal welfare
and an investigation into the importance of a balanced diet. There was also
instructions on how to make the perfect Yorkshire Pudding – about four
inches high with a light and fluffy texture and crisp exterior.
The evening was accompanied by a booklet of recipes put together by members of staff.
The photograph above shows Head of Science Dr Simon Fox helping to make fizzy drinks with some of the pupils.