Sept. 10, 2012
On a sunny weekday during the height of summer holidays, eight high school students turned a kitchen into a classroom.
The Grades 9 and 12 Britannia secondary students were taking an optional class on food literacy – how to cook food, think critically about the food system, handle a knife, grow vegetables, and even which fork to use for the salad course. The project is the brainchild of Eric Schofield, a University of B.C. student on his way to becoming a home economics teacher.
“I’m really big on hands-on learning,” Schofield said. He hopes to combine food studies with human geography in his teaching, as well as after-school tutoring with cooking classes.