Students attending Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Multi Skills Pathway project scooped a London-wide cooking award.
The group of six, all of whom have learning disabilities, were awarded the Let’s Get Cooking ‘Golden Spoon Impact Award’ for their newly learnt culinary skills and improved self-esteem since starting the cooking course in February.
Through the Multi Skills Pathway project, students meet weekly at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to develop key life skills such as communications, confidence and team work, with the aim of helping them to become volunteer sports coaches on completion of the course.
By combining the Let’s Get Cooking programme within their lessons, the group have been able to understand the importance of healthy eating, food hygiene and food labelling and the importance of these topics within the sports industry.
As part of the Let’s Get Cooking programme, students have learnt how to prepare healthy breakfast and lunch menus, demonstrating the importance of nutrition and eating a balanced diet.
In addition, the course has also changed the group’s attitude towards cooking with the students now consciously changing their own eating habits as well as providing advice and guidance to others.
James Isaac, Equalities and Inclusion Manager at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation said:
"The Foundation is delighted for the students that attend the Multi Skills Pathway course, which is a unique partnership with Barnet & Southgate College. The Foundation has been a pioneer of the Let’s Get Cooking Programme for a number of years and we will continue to educate people of all ages and abilities in how to prepare and cook healthy foods. I would like to congratulate all of the staff that were involved in winning this award."
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