In 1970 when I started teaching in ILEA – Inner London comprehensive school – we provided all the ingredients for our cooking lessons so all students were included.
In 2015, many students are not taking part in lessons because they can’t afford to bring ingredients or they forget – this is not good enough.
Louise Davies, founder of The Food Teachers Centre has this information
Many schools use Pupil Premium to fund ingredients for students to take part in cooking at school. Why should art, science, calculators and computers be funded and not food lessons?