Our Home Economics Department has a purpose-built food and fabric technology room (containing a wide range of modern equipment) where our pupils learn practical, sensory and creative skills.
From Primary to S2, pupils have the opportunity to learn cooking and sewing skills, as well as developing their technological capabilities and problem solving skills through the mediums of Food and Textiles. They learn to work both independently and as part of a team, managing themselves and the time available to them.
In S3 and S4 pupils can study Hospitality at National 5 level. They learn a range of cookery skills, food preparation techniques and cookery processes when following recipes. During the course, pupils develop an understanding of the characteristics of ingredients and an awareness of their sustainability as well as learning about current dietary advice and the importance of working safely and hygienically. Pupils take pride in planning and producing meals. Parents and teachers are often the lucky recipients of the scrumptious results!
Pupils in S6 are also offered a ‘Student Survival Cookery Course’, covering the basic skills needed for healthy independent living, useful for pupils about to embark upon their university careers.
In the Home Economics department we promote Healthy Living and are involved in a wide variety of school activities to support this, such as baking contributions to the school’s healthy tuck shop, teaching pupils about Fair Trade products and encouraging the importance of healthy, balanced diets.