Collaborative Working with The Westminster Special Secondary School – Rowley Regis, Sandwell

On Thursday 24th June 2018, The Spice Ambassadors visited The Westminster Secondary School.  It is a special school and the aim was for Ballot Street to discuss aspects of their social enterprise and to share topical information.  This followed by Mrs Iqbal (Social Enterprise Lead), providing a visual demonstration of how to make spice omelettes and beans, using our famous Mrs Mahal’s Masala.  The children then made the omelettes and spice beans supported by Ballot Street’s Spice Ambassadors. This supported the children from The Westminster School to build on life, communication and cooking skills. There was a great atmosphere among all the children who visibly enjoyed the session. Our Spice Ambassadors were so professional, understanding and supportive during the cooking activity and throughout the day.

Children at The Westminster School, will be starting a planting project which forms part of healthy eating. Coriander seeds were left for the children to plant and use in their cooking classes.  Whilst addressing the children, we spoke about the pure ingredients in Ballot Street’s spices, which helped the the children to understand about choosing products which contain pure ingredients – promoting healthy eating and avoiding ‘e’ numbers and less healthy food choices.

The session proved a great success and promoted collaborative working between both schools. We look forward to working together again in the near future.