Cooking is an important part of the Waldorf curriculum, it’s a cornerstone of every culture around the globe and an essential life skill. Cooking connects students to the natural world and gives them pride in what they put into their bodies – understanding what constitutes a healthy diet for life is a worthwhile capability to have. The preparation of a meal can also help children understand where their food comes from.
Cooking together is an organic opportunity to integrate language and mathematics, as following a recipe requires reading comprehension and measurement. It also promotes children’s independence and teaches them safety measures.
On our outdoor day, Class 1&2 were making baked apples with custard on the open fire and obviously had a delicious feast afterwards.