Cooking Challenge 2017

The Interschool Cooking Challenge 

Since 2014, ISTwente primary has been part of the Jamie Oliver Revolution Club: a worldwide cooking club connecting schools in order to inspire healthy food habits at home and to promote better food education. Every Wednesday afternoon, after class, our teacher Mrs. Corinne Boswinkel hosts the Food Revolution cooking club, and on 19 May 2017, ISTwente primary also participated in the Food Revolution Day; a cooking challenge in which schools from all over the world participated. 

An interschool Cooking Competition

On Wednesday the 8th November 2017, ISTwente shared the fun of cooking with Dutch primary school De Prinseschool during a Cooking Challenge hosted at our primary location. At 10.15 students from the Prinseschool and parents were welcomed and formed the enthusiastic audience together with the pupils from ISTwente primary. The goal of the cooking challenge is to make children aware of healthy food preparation, and to send out the message that everybody can cook, both young and old.

The Four Fruit Groups

Eight students from the Prinseschool (in groups 7 and 8), and eight students from ISTwente (from Years 4, 5 and 6) partook in this challenge and cooked in groups of four: the Apples, Oranges, Kiwis and the Grapes. Each group chose their favorite recipe and had 45 minutes to prepare their dish and clean up their cooking station. Four judges presided over the Cooking Challenge, namely two higher class students, ISTwente's teacher Mr. Martin van Hooijdonk and the principal of both schools, Ms. Astrid Dijkstra. 

And the winner is...

The dishes were judged by their taste, presentation, and originality. It was a close call, but eventually Team Grapes won the prize with the highest amount of points. They, and the second place winners (Team Kiwis), received a prize which will be displayed in their classes at school. In addition, all participants received an official Food Revolution Certificate of Participation. For a glance of the day, check out the photo album on our Facebook page!