Wingham High students to cook with Jamie

IT seems Wingham hasn't given up on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. After the unsuccessful, yet enormously popular attempt to bring Jamie's Kitchen to town, students at Wingham High will in fact get a chance to cook with Jamie. It won't be in person - Jamie will be beamed live via projector screen but to some students that is just as exciting. Both year ten food technology classes will take part in Food Revolution Day on May 16 and will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most participants in a cookery lesson in 24 hours (multiple venues).’

"My year has been made," exclaimed a happy student, Tara Wey who confesses to being a very big fan of Jamie.

The current Guinness World Record is 2,012 but Jamie and his team are confident they can beat that with Jamie’s Rainbow Salad Wrap cooking lesson.

The school has teamed up with TES, the world’s largest network of teachers and teaching resources, which will be streaming Jamie’s live cooking lesson into schools around the world. The lesson will be filmed so the students can prove they took part in the attempt, and then the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation will collate all the evidence required for the Guinness Book of World Records team.

The school's participation was organised by deputy principal Kim Dixon who received a confirmation email in the Easter holidays. Food Technology teacher Claire Twaddle told the students today (Wednesday) and she said "they went a bit crazy."

"I'm excited too, this will be fun and something different for the students," said Claire.