Year 6 Dig for Victory!

Last week, we began learning about rationing and how the British government restricted certain foods during World War II.

On Monday, we learnt how the British public were encouraged to ‘dig for victory’ and plant vegetables in their gardens and in public spaces such as parks, tennis courts and even the Tower of London! We then visited our school’s allotments where we picked runner beans and tomatoes and dug up potatoes and carrots. Afterwards, we had to wash the food so that it could  used later in the week for our wartime cooking sessions.

From Wednesday to Friday, we made a different dish each day. Wednesday we made homemade bread, Thursday we cooked corned beef hash and on Friday we baked apple fruit cake.