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Students sharpen up their butchery skills

Posted at 11:00 am on 29th January, 2019

A Taste of Game

Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation students faced a brand new challenge when they learnt how to joint a bird.

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Sharpening their knives, the students set to work on pheasants, which were kindly donated by Taste of Game.  Taste of Game (https://tasteofgame.org.uk/) are an organisation which supplies restaurants with game birds when they are in season and also supply schools, for free, so that students can experience working with game.

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Mrs Jones, Teacher of Food, Cookery and Nutrition, said:

“It was a great opportunity for students to learn about butchery techniques and how to joint the birds.  They were very brave when taking on this challenge and made a very successful job for their first time!”

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The jointed birds will be stored in the department’s freezer and students will use the pheasants in the next half term in a Meat, Poultry, Fish and Game project.

In the meantime, the GCSE students will spend the next few weeks researching new and interesting pheasant recipes with which to use their cuts of meat.  We look forward to seeing the delicious range of dishes prepared by these young chefs!