As part of the its ongoing commitment to the academy Owen Taylor’s supported the Year 10 World of work week and the Year 8 Enterprise week. Contributing all the meat of course but importantly committing time with students and their activities which really helps put a real-world context onto the work they produce.
The Year 8 students had a week of fully embracing their enterprise week. Dividing into teams then split into sub teams they worked on a rotation basis, so each sub team would design team logos for aprons, create packaging and produce food for a Read Steady cook style competition which involved following a recipe cooking for the entire year group. A sample from each team was put up for judging. With over 40 years chef experience between them Jon Creed and Nigel Winn judged on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. There were some witty team names such as “Only Food and Sauces” and “Grated Expectations” and the students entered the competitions with enthusiasm. On Tuesday the students produced lasagne and garlic bread from scratch.
“The quality of food produced was outstanding and the students were so polite and fully engaged in what they were doing. It was very impressive”, Jon Creed, Sales Executive from Owen Taylors.
On Wednesday, Carl Evans (Operations Manager from Owen Taylors) judged the presentation of the Beef burgers and potato wedges and was impressed to see efforts by students and the support given staff.