Food for good health, good deed

2018 SbATs learn some healthy recipes with a cooking lesson. (Demo)

St Patrick’s Technical College this week welcomed back our students who are out on school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SbATs).

As part of our innovative, work-focussed program, SbATs spend just six weeks during Year 12 at the College completing their compulsory SACE subjects and the rest of their time is spent with their employer or attending trade school.

During the SbAT weeks, the College’s full-time campus-based students head out to local businesses on work experience.

This week was the third block for the year and saw the Year 12 Health subject students improve their culinary skills. The students cooked a range of meals, using healthy recipes, for Fred’s Van Elizabeth, which is run from Vinnies Elizabeth.

Teacher Nicola Swiderski said it was important for the young men and women to be able to prepare healthy, home-cooked meals for themselves. She said the students also learnt more about the work at Fred’s Van and the high demand in the Elizabeth community for the service.