Fifteen teachers and on-farm education staff gathered on a chilly and grey Saturday morning in a
high school teaching kitchen in Norwich. They were there for a breadmaking workshop being given
especially for teachers by Sue Hudson (www.breadworkshops.co.uk )
The new primary curriculum includes nutrition and cookery and the aim of the morning was to give
teachers confidence in teaching children about bread and bread making.
Sue explained about different types of flour and their qualities and also the pros and cons of the
different types of yeast – then everyone set to! There was much weighing, measuring, mixing and
kneading to start making a white loaf. While that dough was left to prove the fledgling bakers used
a slightly different recipe to make a pizza base.
Moya Myerscough the FACE Regional Coordinator provided resources for use in the classroom and
also some activity ideas linked to wheat to help children learn about all the stages from plough to
plate for a loaf of bread.
At the end of the morning everyone left with a crusty white loaf and a lot more confidence about
cooking bread – however not many of the pizzas made it out of the door as the warm deliciousness
was just too tempting!
Sue Hudson and FACE are hoping to organise another breadmaking workshop in the East of England
region probably in April or May.