Monday, April 12, 2010
Children Cooking Simultaneously - world record set by
UK School Kids for Belling
ALTON, Staffordshire, UK -- 100 UK school
children simultaneously cooked a vegetable pizza from scratch
during an event organized by cooker company Belling
alongside ex-Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon - setting
the new world record for the Most
Children Cooking Simultaneously.
embarked on the World Record in a bid to get Britain's kids
cooking and to highlight the importance of food technology
lessons in schools.
Schools that won a place to take part each received
£1,000 worth of kitchen appliances.
Mclarnon (ex-Atomic Kitten) commented: "What a fantastic
way to inspire children to get cooking. Today was a great
experience and it was a real honour to be involved in the
attempt. The kids did a great job and everyone's pizza looked
amazing! Learning basic cookery skills in schools is so important
which is why I was keen to get involved with Belling's campaign."
The children simultaneously cooked a vegetable
pizza from scratch during the hour long attempt at Alton
Towers Resort with Celebrity MasterChef champion,
McClarnon, whose culinary expertise was enlisted to
lead the attempt and guide the students through the recipe.
George Booth from St Anselm’s College in
Birkenhead commented: “It was a really fun day and definitely
an experience that I won’t forget for a long time. Not only
did we get the chance to be part of a Guinness World Record
attempt, we also got to meet Liz who is a real inspiration
and was great at guiding us through the recipe. I am definitely
going to make the pizza for my family – I can’t wait to show
off my skills and tell everyone about the day!”
Schools that took part were Bottisham
Village College in Cambridge, St Anselm’s College
in Liverpool and Littleover Community School in Derby
· Schools were chosen after a nationwide competition was launched
at the end of last year.
The academic year (2008/9) saw a new legislation
brought in to make food technology a compulsory part of all
young people’s education.
Guidelines to set the world record for
most children cooking simultaneously include:
o The dish cooked must be a main meal
o The meal must take at least 30 minutes to prepare
o All participants must be cooking at the same
Available world record: Most People Cooking Simultaneously
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