In the Home Economics Department at Kaimes pupils carry out both practical food and textile work.
Each week pupils work individually to produce a range of sweet and savoury dishes. At the end of the lesson the class discuss issues in food hygiene and safety, healthy eating and basic nutrition. Some examples of the dishes we make each week are;
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Vegetable Stir Fry
Practical Food preparation activities continue and the recipes become slightly more complex. At this stage pupils are expected to work with more independence in their tasks. In S3 we also complete some sewing work in a joint project with Technology to produce a laptop cushion tray.
Pupils study either National 3 or 4 Hospitality Units and some S5 pupils study for the RHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate.