The ECA joined in both the Family Learning and the Learning Revolution Festivals by holding a family learning event.

The ‘Fun with Autumn Fruits’ drop in event was organised by the Association and the West Norwich Partnership and was held at the Fourways Community Centre in Norwich on October 29th.

The day was based around using seasonal fruit and vegetables to create simple meals and snacks. Cookery demonstrations were given throughout the day by professional chef Zena Leech-Calton of Cookery Club. Zena showed families how to make fruit smoothies, breakfast pancakes with apple and blackberry sauce, vegetable noodles and Halloween biscuits. Please click here to see the recipes.

Other activities on offer included ‘blind tasting’ using fresh and dried fruit, a pomegranate challenge, making grape animals and a herb smell-a-thon. There was also a representative from the Sustainable Living Initiative present. The initiative has a ‘grow our own’ allotment project nearby in Norwich which is aimed at encouraging and supporting novice gardeners to grow their own vegetables. Norfolk Guidance Service made information available about further learning.

Everyone who participated enjoyed the event. Bernard Godding, Chair & CEO of the ECA who attended the event said” It was a genuinely fruitful occasion in every sense of the word. I’m sure those present enjoyed it and it was good to see the young people experimenting with new tastes and all ages taking a real interest in the food we eat.” Peter aged 7 who attended the event thought that it was ‘excellent’.

To find out more about the Family Learning Festival click here.

To find out more about the Learning Revolution click here

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Date Added: November 3rd 2009