Cooking Bus comes to Burgh

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This week, a cook bus visited a Lincolnshire primary school to help the pupils have a healthy diet.

All week, the bus has held centre stage in the playground of Burgh School and it’s certainly caused quite a stir.

From the reactions of the children it was obvious that they loved the opportunity as, with the help of expert cooks, it gave them a chance to express themselves in a real kitchen setting.

Aboard their amazing bus, Sarah and Rachel from the Cooking Bus team travel round to schools to teach budding chefs how to cook delicious food in a healthy and safe manner.

Denise Hornsey, a Lincolnshire Food Specialist, who visited the school commented, “If I could have a dream or a wish I would want every school to have a visit from the cooking bus!

“I think this is a really worthwhile opportunity and a good way prepare easy dishes with little ingredients.”

Listen to the full interview:



IMG_2206YJA journalists spoke to the reception class as they reluctantly left the bus to return to their classroom. Here’s a flavour (sorry we couldn’t resist that) of what they said:

“I rubbed garlic on some bread and we put black olives, white cheese and tomato.”

“We made lemon juice, it went on a special machine called a lemon juicer. All the lemon went through the tiny holes, we put fizzy water in it too.”

“My favourite thing about the cooking bus was cutting the tomatoes and the cheese melting in the oven.”

“I loved it when we rubbed all the garlic into the bread and it was all garlicky.”



Now let’s find out what the super cooks had to say to Emily:







Focus on Food is a charitable food education programme that champions cooking as an essential ingredient for healthy, happy lifestyles.To get some more information on the Cooking Bus go to


Libby, Casey and Emily

Year 6 YJA Team at Burgh School

25 Responses to Cooking Bus comes to Burgh

  1. Sarah Smith September 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Well done on a great article!

    The Cooking Bus has certainly had a positive impact this week. Teachers even had a chance to learn how to deliver cooking skills to our children.
    Get cooking everyone!

  2. Casey W September 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

    thanks for putting the article on the website. I hope everyone enjoys it.

  3. Libby D September 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

    hope everyone enjoys this article 🙂

  4. charlotte September 17, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Amazing article Casey and Libby and love the interview Emily.

  5. Charlotte. D September 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

    The cooking bus article was amazing and the cooking bus was an awesome experience.

  6. Lesley Warren September 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Well done on a very professional article and interviews! I hope everyone enjoyed their time on the cooking bus, I wish I had the chance when I was at school, it sounds a lot of fun!

  7. Debbie Lammiman September 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Well done! I really enjoyed your report on the cooking bus.

  8. Caroline McKendrick September 22, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Well, that was the best bus I have ever been on!! Learning new, healthy recipes alongside some fabulous, well behaved Y3 children was a marvellous way to spend a morning. It was so inspiring, I made the potato and beetroot salad with the delicious, tangy dressing. Keep up the healthy eating habit!

  9. Claire Dougall September 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity for the pupils and staff to be involved in. It sounds like everyone had an enjoyable week and learned lots about how to make healthy meals. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to taste the food after a hard day at the office and it certainly was delicious. Thank you Miss Smith for providing the school with this amazing experience 🙂

  10. Father Terry September 24, 2015 at 6:52 am

    It was like an Alladins Cave. When you got inside it, it was a super atmosphere and the ladies who worked with us were so enthusiastic about healthy eating and put it over so well. It was marvelous to see the enthusiasm and excitement of the children (and some of us adults as well!) and to see the end result.
    I enjoyed my Jacket Potato and Salad for lunch on Sunday and even Archie had a bit.
    Thank you to all involved, a super experience.

  11. Mrs Walton September 24, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Well done girls – an interesting article, which we enjoyed reading in Year 5. Emily I thought that you did well with your questions in the interviews too. I know you are all working hard on a display in school at the moment and I look forward to seeing that when it is finished.

  12. Emily , casey, libby September 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you all for reading and listening to our article.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Casey W September 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you to all that have commented. Also thank you for reading the article and listening to the interviews. I agree the cooking bus was an amazing experience and great fun. x

  14. Emily h September 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you Mrs Walton, if you look at the board we have got 4 articles up and thank you for the lovely comment!

    Thank you


  15. Suzy. 🌼 September 26, 2015 at 8:22 am

    A great article girls- well done! You are all so lucky to have been given this amazing opportunity. So pleasing to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  16. Louie ⚽️ September 26, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Great article girls. I loved the cooking bus. Year 4 made chilli bean jacket potatoes. They were really nice.⚽️

  17. Matt 🚲 September 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Fantastic article girls. Wow, that’s one bus ride I’d like to take. A great experience for the whole school. Well done.

  18. Emily h September 26, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for all the lovely comments

  19. kenleigh September 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Great article Casey,Libby and Emily

  20. Casey September 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks to all who commented

  21. Mrs Gould October 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Fantastic article. The Reception children really did enjoy the whole experience. Thank you to everyone who made it possible.

  22. tiffany October 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Great article Emily, well done.

  23. Emily October 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you to all who have commented on this amazing article! Also I think that the whole team should be on the article because I did the interviews and the amazing photos that have been taken, so the whole team have done themselves proud !! Thanks for commenting.


  24. Casey October 18, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for commenting everyone and I hope that you have enjoyed reading the article. Everyone in the Y J A team at burgh has done a great job on the cooking bus article and all of the other things to do with the cooking bus. thank you Emily for doing the interviews and thank you Libby for helping me to write the article. Charlotte also helped take some of the photos of the cooking. bus and thank you to all of the boys In the team for doing a Beano of it too. Thanks for helping to achieve this wonderful article. Thank you for all of your hard work as a YJA everyone. 😄

  25. Emily (ex pupil) November 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks to all that have commented and it is a great memory to me of Burgh School!

    ex pupil