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Stoke Damerel Community College

Year 10 students take part in Fish Heroes project

Year 10 students got the change to be part of the Fish Heroes project, which encourages young people to learn about, cook and taste fish.

We were delighted to be one of 250 schools in the UK that received free Alaska pink salmon, courtesy of the Food Teachers Centre and Alaska Seafood UK, in which 10,000 salmon fillets were sent to schools.

The students cooked 'Cajun Blackened Salmon' with boiled rice and salsa learning new food skills which they will be able to use in the future. As part of the lesson, they also tasted the salmon dishes they prepared.

Ava, Year 10 student said, "At first I didn't really want to cook with fish, but once I'd got stuck in, I really enjoyed it. I didn't think I would like salmon, but it was actually really tasty! I would definitely eat more fish going forward now I've had this experience."

Pupils learnt about the health benefits of fish in the diet as well as aspects of sustainability.

Did you know that we are recommended to eat at least two portions of fish a week? Children in the UK eat just 84g of fish/fish products a week, of which only 21g is oily fish - way below recommendations.

It has been an amazing experience for the students - from the delivery, cooking and tasting of Alaska pink salmon. Pupils have really enjoyed their time cooking and have learnt many important life skills.

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