Churros are a famous Spanish treat that are popular in many countries. They are often eaten at breakfast – desayuno or as a snack – bocado. Churros are a deep fried-dough pastry that is typically served with hot chocolate.
Students spent the morning cooking our own version of ‘churros’.
We began the lesson by discussing the cultural aspects of any community besides its language, its food is a very important part of its culture. Especially, when we’re talking about Spain, with its vibrant traditions and unique style of life!
Cooking allowed students to discuss and examine the similarities and differences of foods from around the world and what they eat at home. It promoted discussions regarding certain beliefs and stereotypes and allowed for the uniqueness of diversity that makes up our class to be reflected on.
Discussions regarding diversity helped students to gain an appreciation and sensitivity towards different cultures.
It led to a reflection on the strength of food to bring people together – How it is good to enjoy, celebrate and explore foods from all cultures. Especially given the multicultural community that students in our class come from and celebrating these.
Here are some of the photos we took of the students cooking