On Wednesday 24th January Year 6 placed themselves into the shoes of children from WWII by exploring the concept of rationing and exactly what this meant. After discussing the average weekly rations for children aged 5-16; the types of foods that would have been rationed and getting our heads around the fact that some children spent their entire childhood having never seen a banana, the children were set the task of creating 'Carrot Cookies'.
These cookies contained only ingredients which would have been available via a ration card or by being grown by individuals in their gardens. The children were pretty skeptical as to how they would taste (after seeing how little sugar was in the recipe). However they all seemed delighted with the results. One child was overheard saying: "...both yummy and healthy!"
The children worked in unsupported groups and were all given the same recipe to follow. Due to the ambiguous amount of milk that was required (enough to create a sticky dough) the end results were markedly different. We held a blind taste test and it was decided that those containing more milk were tastier.