Article November 16, 2022
Exploring the culinary world with our International Food Festival
Did you know our King's InterHigh community spans over 100 countries? From the UK to the UAE, Belgium to Brazil, our students are based all around the world. But, while they may not be together physically, they're always connected through their learning — and through school events like our recent International Food Festival.
For our students, one of the best things about learning with a global community is getting to share perspectives and experiences. The International Food Festival celebrated our geographic diversity by inviting students to share their favourite dishes from the countries they call home.
Learners got to share their cultures and broaden their culinary horizons in a wide variety of ways. They snapped pictures of the street food they ate while travelling, filmed videos of their family recipes, and more, sharing everything with their online classmates.
No child is too young to start exploring the kitchen with their family, and our Primary students proved that with these delicious dishes.
Learning with food is always a great educational activity. Students get to develop their life skills while cooking, their maths and literacy levels while reading recipes, and even their creativity.
Recently, our students have been putting their imaginations to work creating a variety of cuisine-themed art pieces. Some have been using food itself as an art material, while others have been using it as inspiration for drawings and paintings.
Our school’s Head of Art, Joanna Middleburgh, is always looking for new ways to help students express and develop their creativity. Through all their online art classes, our students have the dedicated guidance and inspiration of teachers like Joanna — who’s an avid cake artist herself…
All in all, our International Food Festival has been a great success, and we can’t wait to see what students cook up next year!
Meanwhile, one of our students has made a career out of his passion for food and cooking. Read our interview with Omari McQueen: vegan chef, CBBC star, and online learner.