The big student cookery challenge

PUBLISHED: 14:20 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

Amy CerVeno and Stacey Holdsworth – Pic: Helen Drake

Amy CerVeno and Stacey Holdsworth - Pic: Helen Drake

STUDENTS from Ely Sixth Form College took part in their own version of TV s Ready Steady Cook last week. Year 13 students were provided with a bag of ingredients costing less than £2 and told to produce a healthy meal for two, as part of the college s Mo

STUDENTS from Ely Sixth Form College took part in their own version of TV's Ready Steady Cook last week.

Year 13 students were provided with a bag of ingredients costing less than £2 and told to produce a healthy meal for two, as part of the college's Moving On day, which is designed to help students prepare for life at university or at work.

The day also included sessions on how to manage your finances, how to produce a winning CV and the dos and don'ts of renting a property.

Event organiser Kate Hopkinson said: "I was amazed by how enthusiastic the students were and what wonderful dishes they were able to produce for such a tiny amount of money. Hopefully this will encourage them to cook for themselves in the future rather than relying on expensive and unhealthy takeaways."

Student Tim Durkin, pictured, who produced a leek and goat's cheese tartlet joked: "I hope my mum doesn't get to hear about this, otherwise she'll have me cooking every night."

Year 12 students also took part in sessions to raise awareness about climate change and the abolition of slavery.

Cambridge-based Harambee Centre led a talk challenging Europ-ean perceptions on the slave trade and its impact on modern UK society, while the People and Planet organisation looked at how individuals can combat climate change.

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