On Wednesday the 23rd of January we invited students with hearing impairments from the surrounding primary schools for a Junior Masterchef challenge. The purpose of the day and the activities were to introduce deaf students to support and facilities that are offered at The Petchey Academy.
The day started with an exciting wall climb activity using our climbing wall. This was a great way to start the day with so many of the students racing their way to the top and showing excellent team work. The next activity was the start of the Masterchef challenge and a chance for the students to cook and decorate their own biscuits, it was a fun way to improve some baking techniques and also learn about health and safety in a kitchen environment. After we left the biscuit’s to cool and had lunch we came to the third task which was fun (and messy) science experiments making dough and testing how it expands at different temperatures.
As always we loved having the Year 5 and 6 students and was really nice to see our Year 7 deaf students along with our P.E Sixth Formers assisting throughout the day. We finished by enjoying the biscuits (they were delicious) and presenting some of our own star bakers with awards. It’s safe to say we have a lot of potential bakers to look forward to in the future.