Students at Cowes Enterprise College have appeared on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ in a segment with BBC Presenter Chris Bavin and Isle of Wight Chef, Robert Thompson.
Louie, who is a student in Year 7 at Cowes Enterprise College, foraged for wild ingredients including blackberries and apples with his step-father Robert.
Filmed by Isle of Wight-based production company People Media, they were joined by BBC presenter Chris Bavin who is known for shows such as ‘Eat Well for Less?’ and ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’.
Louie: It’s just a bit of an adventure really
When asked what he likes about foraging, Louie said,
“I like being out in the fresh air in the mornings and looking through bushes – it’s just a bit of an adventure really.”
Robert explained the importance of being considerate when foraging and leaving enough for the wildlife.
A ‘masterclass in cooking’
The ingredients were then brought to Cowes Enterprise College, where Robert gave students a ‘masterclass in cooking’ in hopes of inspiring the next generation of foragers.
Cowes Enterprise College students then produced apple tarts with a blackberry compote, using the foraged ingredients.
‘One of the best puddings he had ever had’
One student said it was ‘one of the best puddings he had ever had’ and others agreed that they would want to use foraged ingredients to cook at home in the future.
Kitley: Pleased to offer our students a range of experiences
Cowes Enterprise College Principal, Rachel Kitley, said,
“It was really lovely to hear that students enjoyed their time cooking with foraged ingredients. We are grateful to Robert Thompson, Chris Bavin, and the BBC Team for such an exciting opportunity.
“We aim to educate for life at Cowes Enterprise College and we are pleased to offer our students a range of experiences to enrich their education.”