Academy scholars Tom Carroll and Jake Nicholson visited Highgate Wood Secondary School in Haringey this week to take part in the Let's Get Cooking ‘BIG Cookathon' with children, parents and members of the community.
19 schools in London participated in the BIG Cookathon this year, with activities taking place throughout the day at Highgate Wood.
Jake said: "It was absolutely brilliant to get involved with the pupils, parents and other members of the community in this year's BIG Cookathon. Let's Get Cooking is a great way for kids and parents to learn all the skills they need to cook fresh, healthy meals at home. I'm delighted to have been able to take part in the BIG Cookathon - it's definitely spurred me on to try out some other recipes myself!"
Tottenham Hotspur Academy players like Jake and Tom have been taking part in cookery sessions with Haringey school children throughout the season so far as part of 'Kick & Cook', a programme run by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation in association with Let's Get Cooking and the Food Standards Agency.
Hundreds of Let's Get Cooking clubs participated in this year's BIG Cookathon across the country. In 2009, more than 24,000 people took part; this year more than 30,000 will have taken part.
Claire Allaway, who is Highgate Wood's Let's Get Cooking Club Co-ordinator, said:
"We were thrilled to have Tom and Jake at the school to get cooking with the children during our BIG Cookathon activity. The Let's Get Cooking club is a regular after-school fixture for us here, and this annual event is a great opportunity to connect with the thousands of other Let's Get Cooking clubs all across the country. There's a definite community feel to the BIG Cookathon, and everyone who's involved gets a real buzz out of it."
If you would like more information on the BIG Cookathon, find out how to join an existing Let's Get Cooking Club or help set up a club in your area, please visit www.letsgetcooking.org.uk