Gallery: Crowlands Primary School brings coding into the kitchen

Children at Crowlands Primary School have been learning coding and will be introducing it into every

Children at Crowlands Primary School have been learning coding and will be introducing it into every day life - including cooking. Sarah, age seven Aagnya, age eight Stephanie, age seven and Raya, age eight - Credit: Archant

At one school cooking and technology collided as a teacher combined the computer and domestic science classes for just one morning earlier this week.

ICT leader at Crowlands Primary School in London Road, Romford, James McConkey, has been teaching coding at the school since the start of term and to prove how useful this skill is in all areas of life he has decided to try it in the kitchen.

Students used their mathematical skills to measure out ingredients while using algorithms to record the cooking process.

They also followed instructions digitally and photographed each stage, using editing techniques, in order to create a virtual cookbook.

Year 4 pupil, Sam, eight, said: “It was nice to get to experiment with some food without getting told off.”


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His classmate, Lea, eight, added: “We are looking forward to editing the photos as part of our computing curriculum.”

Coding was introduced into the curriculum last year however figures from BCS, the chartered institute for IT, found that 60 per cent of parents were unaware or unsure of the changes.

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ICT leader for Crowlands School, Jim McConkey, decided to prove how useful computing skills are by incorporating them into a cooking class.

Year 2 pupil, Jack, six, gushed: “It was an excellent day.”

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