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Fernhurst Primary school visit Banyan

Fernhurst school children visited the Banyan Restaurant at the King's Arms to learn about Indian cooking. CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

Fernhurst school children visited the Banyan Restaurant at the King's Arms to learn about Indian cooking. CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

LUCKY children from Fernhurst Primary School got to add a bit of spice to their curriculum.

Year three pupils at the school are learning about India as their half term project.

So when teacher Justin Smith had a meal at nearby Indian Restaurant Banyan, he thought it would be a marvellous opportunity and place to learn about Indian cooking.

Thomas Rozario agreed and a few days later 20 children went along for their lesson.

Mr Rozario told them about many of the different spices used in the country’s cooking such as cumin, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and green chilies.

He showed them how they were used and explained the way they added to taste and flavour.

In the kitchens the students saw Indian food being prepared and cooked and at the end they were all served with onion bhajis and samosas.

The children asked a vast number of questions about India, ranging from the dress and culture, to the temperature in winter, and what kind of beverages the country has.

Back at school they wrote the experience up in their diaries, practicing verbs and the use of the first person before writing thank you letters.

 

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