On Thursday 5th July, a group of students from Enfield Grammar School’s Gardening Club ran a stall in Enfield Town Market. The sale day was part of the ‘School Food Matters’ national initiative to encourage students to ‘grow their own’. The project aims to give secondary school students an opportunity to harvest and sell their own produce, stimulating an interest in food and an appreciation for the environment.
The boys sold herbs, salad, flowers and vegetables that they have been nurturing since April, raising a total sum of £88.60. They would like to thank all the members of staff, parents and members of the public that kindly supported their stall.
A HUGE thank you to Rebeckah Turbett who has run the gardening club this year. Her expertise and commitment has been greatly appreciated by boys and staff.
On Wednesday 20th June, as part of ‘School Food Matters’ a professional chef, Ruth
Quinlan, visited Enfield Grammar School’s Food Department. During the workshop, students were able to view a cookery demonstration using fresh, homegrown produce, linking to the ‘Grow Your Own’ Initiative at school. The boys were then able to use the skills that they had learnt during the demonstration to prepare and cook the dishes themselves. They made Sookhe Aloo (spicy, sauteed potatoes) and Carrot Koshumbir (a fragranced coleslaw) served with Raita (flavoured yoghurt). Mrs Broadley is pictured above, showing off the food! Once completed, the boys were able to sample what they had cooked and take away a recipe to try out at home. The boys were all very enthusiastic, showing good team working and gaining a good experience of simple yet tasty vegetarian dishes.
On 19th of June, the music department took forty students to watch a matinee performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
For many, this was the first opera they had ever attended and provided some enrichment to the curricular and extra-curricular provision here at Enfield Grammar.
There was a real buzz after the performance and the boys were talking through what they had seen all the way back to Enfield (in between world cup fever of course).
The department would like to thank the Opera House for providing such a great opportunity and to our two volunteer helpers, Mrs Hooke and Mrs Kocabali, for giving their time to support this amazing trip.
I would like to invite you to our Music Soirée on Friday 22 June starting at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall at Upper School. This promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of all our music students. During the course of the evening, we will be awarding a number of prizes to students for musical achievement and commitment during the past academic year.
On Thursday 24th May Michael Dutnall, Executive Chef at the prestigious RAF Club (in Mayfair) visited Enfield Grammar School’s Food Department. During the session, students were able to view a cookery demonstration – providing them with an opportunity to learn specific skills towards their Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE. The boys were then able apply the skills that they had learnt during the demonstration to prepare and cook their own dish, ‘Chicken Princess with Mushroom and Tarragon Veloute’. The boys were all very focussed and appreciative of the opportunity to learn tips and techniques from a professional chef.
We would like to thank Mr Dutnall for giving up his time in order to encourage new talent.
Mrs Broadley & Mrs Mittins.
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Today the Year 9 band and Dravko performed at Bush Hill Park Primary School in front of a baying crowd of primary students across all year groups. The sun shone, the music rocked and the reception of the staff, guests and students was amazing.
The event was part of a careers aspirations day arrange by our very own Governor, Paul Riddel, in his role as Chair of the Enfield Caribbean Association who do great work in and for our local community.
For Zdravko Danilov this was a homecoming gig and a chance to wow his former peers, which he did. He opened the concert with piano renditions of All Of Me by John Legend (Ddravko’s own arrangement) and Fur Elise by Beethoven, as is his versatility!
The Year 9 band, consisting of Ahmed Ibrahim, Josh Emsley, Miles Barnett-John, Freddie Pickles and Ben Rebario, performed a full set – a truly remarkable feat for students of such a young age. The ability to turn up and perform with such professional attitudes and musical standard is testimony to the amazing work our peripatetic staff put in with the extra-curricular ensembles, producing serious top-class musicians.
I would like to thank Bush Hill Park Primary for hosting such an amazing day and hosting us so warmly and a special thank you to Paul for the great work he does for our boys and the local community.
We left the school with chants from the audience (and staff!) for a third set, living up to the mantra ‘Leave them wanting more… not less’.
On Friday 4th May, a group of year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students visited the Organiclea Cooperative at Hawkwood Plant Nursery in Chingford. The nursery is an organic plant nursery and food growing production site run by a dedicated team of growers and volunteers, encouraging more food growth in London. The produce grown is sold through local market stalls and to community food projects.
During the visit, the students attended a growing workshop and discussed the importance of respecting and using land to grow food. They visited the extensive glasshouses, beehive area, fruit growing orchards, kitchen garden and were also able to sample some of the produce. The students also completed a seed sowing exercise, planting some runner beans.
This trip, organised by the ADT Department, enabled the boys to gain an insight into the benefits of the school growing its own produce. They were also able to understand how this links to other curriculum areas such as Science, Geography and Citizenship, enables them to gain life skills, makes them environmentally aware and also encourages good health and well-being.