Mr Shields (our on-site chef) took our annual Remembrance assembly this year. Mr Shields explained what food rationing looked like at home and many of the pupils were shocked to find out that sugar, butter and eggs were very limited.
Mr Shields explained what sorts of food were encouraged to be eaten at the home front and what foods were eaten on the front line. Calorie intake was higher years ago as more people did a physical job and needed the energy. Mr Shields weighed out ingredients to show the pupils how much they could eat in a week – many of the pupils said that they would eat the amount allowed in a day! He also cooked a corned beef stew that some of the pupils tried alongside their lunch. It was very interesting to learn about a different aspect of war through food.