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School cooking sessions give families a chance to chat over a hot meal

PUBLISHED: 12:11 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:15 02 April 2019

Cromer Junior School pupil Ethan, 8, having fun with dad Matthew and three-yeare-old sister Elsie Rose at a parent and child cookery session aimed at encouraging families to eat together.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School pupil Ethan, 8, having fun with dad Matthew and three-yeare-old sister Elsie Rose at a parent and child cookery session aimed at encouraging families to eat together. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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Youngsters at Cromer Junior School are being given a chance to show off their culinary skills to their families, at a series of parent and child cookery sessions held in a new, £25,000 kitchen opened a few months ago by celebrity chef Galton Blackiston.

Family fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLFamily fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Organised by teaching assistants Jo Goodliffe and Karen Wright, with ingredients provided by the school, the sessions aim to encourage pupils, parents and grandparents to enjoy preparing and eating a meal together.

Ms Goodliffe has produced a recipe book featuring family favourites ranging from pork and apple burgers to chicken and broccoli pasta bake, with children taking part also set tasks including setting tables and serving.

Family fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLFamily fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Mum of three Hannah Bamford, who cooked lunch with daughter Kayley, 8, said: “It is really nice to be able to spend some one-on-one time with Kayley, which it isn’t always easy to do at home, and the best bit is eating the food afterwards.”

Hannah Bamford and daugher Kayley, 8, making chicken and broccoli pasta bake at a parent and child cookery session run by Cromer Junior School.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLHannah Bamford and daugher Kayley, 8, making chicken and broccoli pasta bake at a parent and child cookery session run by Cromer Junior School. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Family fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLFamily fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Hannah Bamford and daugher Kayley, 8, making chicken and broccoli pasta bake at a parent and child cookery session run by Cromer Junior School.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLHannah Bamford and daugher Kayley, 8, making chicken and broccoli pasta bake at a parent and child cookery session run by Cromer Junior School. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Darcie, 8, making chicken and broccoli pasta bake at a parent and child cookery session run by Cromer Junior School.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLDarcie, 8, making chicken and broccoli pasta bake at a parent and child cookery session run by Cromer Junior School. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Family fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLFamily fun at Cromer Junior School's parent and child cookery sessions. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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