Young detectives learn a few tricks

Children at Sheep Dip Lane Primary School become detectives as they take on Mission Possible. Picture: Liz Mockler D8367LM
Children at Sheep Dip Lane Primary School become detectives as they take on Mission Possible. Picture: Liz Mockler D8367LM

Schoolchildren have embarked on a major mission to learn the importance of food safety.

They have been learning the importance of preventing raw and cooked food contamination, reducing the risk of bacteria multiplying in their kitchen and keeping their own and their family’s food safe during the project.

Headteacher Carolyn Richardson said: “Mission Possible is an exciting food safety project teaching children the importance of food hygiene and how they can keep themselves and others safe in the kitchen.”

The project has involved children aged nine and ten at the school. To enable them to complete the scheme, the children received their own briefcase with everything a safety spy would need – including a magnifying glass, swabs and a thermometer.

Teachers also challenged the youngsters to complete a number of missions of their own which had to be completed in school and at home during the project.

For the launch the youngsters got into the theme of spies by dressing up as their favourite spy or detective. Characters included James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Magnum P.I. and Poirot.

Mission Possible scheme is just one of a number of projects run by the school. It has just finished taking part in the RSPB Big Birdwatch event and pupils also regularly work with a number of artists in residence.

Mrs Richardson added: “Sheep Dip Lane Primary is a school with a real community feel.”