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09 Jun 2017
P6 Funky Food Day!

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On Wednesday 17 May Primary 6 had a super fun visit from Flora Stevenson Primary school for Funky Food day. All the P6s had lots of different activities to do including gardening with Dr Molyneux where we were learning how to make plant pots out of recyclable newspapers instead of using plastic plant pots. We also used old washed out milk cartons to make labels for the things we were planting. The whole year collected the insides of loo rolls and planted peas and beans inside of them. The Flora Stevenson girls got to take theirs back to their schools, and we planted ours in the Lower School raised beds. 

Another activity was science with Mr Ashmore and his science colleagues. During the session we had two experiments: the first one we did was when we took hard-boiled eggs and tried to fit them through the little conical flask without touching it! To do this we had to get some steaming hot water and pour about a centimeter  into the flask and swirl it around for 30 seconds and straight afterwards we put the then peeled hard-boiled egg in the top of the flask and just watched it. The way the egg went through the flask was because of the hot air which heated the egg up then cooled it down and pulled the egg in like a vacuum. That then made the egg go into a different shape to fit through the flask. Everyone had lots of fun doing this experiment and lots of them went successfully. In the same lesson we also did an experiment with Mentos and Coke! Yummy! But they weren't for eating; first we used a small flask and only one Mento with a little bit of coke. Because of the gasses in the Coke, when we dropped the Mento into it all of the coke fizzed up and dissolved the Mento. There are also some acids in the fizzy drinks and that why it is bad for your teeth when you drink them. At the end Mr Ashmore got lots of Mentos and put them into a big bottle of coke and they exploded outside in the playground, it was so cool to watch! 

The next activity that we had was drama with Miss Hippisley. The St George's girls, along with Flora Stevenson girls all went into the Lower School hall where we did lots of activities. One of the activities was when we all were given a sticky tag with fruits and vegetables written on them and we put them on our backs. We had to figure out which fruit or vegetable we were by asking yes or no questions to other members of our group. Another game was when we all had to get into groups with Flora Stevenson girls and when Miss Hippisley called out the name of a food, our group had to get into the shape of it. It was so much fun! 

The next group activity that we did was Food Studies. Some groups did it with Dr Molyneux and some groups did it with Mrs Thomas and Mrs Hubbard. Because it was funky food day we were making flatbread wraps! We were split into groups and each group was given a recipe to follow. My group was doing a tomato salsa. We chopped up the tomatoes, squeezed the lemon, chopped the coriander and put some seasoning of chili flakes, salt and pepper. But that was only one of the recipes, others included: sour cream and cucumber, courgette and carrot, and roasted peppers. They were all delicious and some groups even got to make their own flatbread in the ovens in the kitchens! Afterwards everybody got to eat their amazing flatbread wraps! 

The art session was super fun! We were talking about pop art based on designs by Andy Warhol. We were making cupcakes with different types of coloured paper. Lots of the designs were great! Everybody was thankful to Mrs Robertson and we all took the really nice pictures away home with us.

Overall we had a lovely time! Discovering new foods we hadn't tried yet and learning how to make different recipes, it was great!

 

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