Hampton School Pupils learn the secret of Pizza!
At Hampton, we believe in presenting our pupils with every opportunity to learn how the world around them works and part of that includes understanding where our food comes from and how to prepare it. To build upon lessons taught in our cooking curriculum, our learners recently visited a popular local restaurant, Panarottis, to learn how to make their own pizzas.
The pizzeria visit was timed to coincide with a significant historical event: tradition has it that on 11 June 1889, the Neapolitan pizza maker, Raffaele Esposito, created the "Pizza Margherita" to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. His pizza creation was garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil to visually represent the flag of Italy.
During their visit, our pupils were taught how to knead and roll the dough, add their own special combinations of toppings, and how the pizza cooking process works. This was an informative and educational trip for our pupils that helped expand the children's understanding of cooking processes and culinary history. Pizza being a favourite food for many of our pupils, this particular field trip especially captured their attention and appetite.
For such a wonderfully hosted and tasty experience, the faculty and pupils of Hampton would like to extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to the staff of Panarottis for affording our pupils this learning experience.