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Spicy wraps on the ‘rec: Queen Edith’s kids cook up a feast

by Amanda Taylor on 3 June, 2010

CHYPPSQueen Edith’s young people have been taking outdoor cookery classes as part of the City Council’s CHYYPS (Children and Young People Participation Service) this summer.

On Tuesday, I was invited to go and  sample the results. Despite an unseasonally rainy day (what passes for summer in this country!) there were about 20 children chopping and stirring away, aged between five and twelve, plus their chef tutors in the bright red CHYPPS T-shirts.

We lunched on wraps with a variety of exciting fillings. I had a spicy pepper and tomato mixture in a tortilla-type wrap, washed down with fruit juice — delicious, and much healthier than what I normally have at lunchtime!

It all happens on Wednesdays after school on the small park between Godwin Close and Gunhild Close and sessions will carry on till the end of this term (3.30-5.30 pm). For a map, see here.

The Reccy Ranger for Queen Edith’s, Georgina, tells me she’s hoping to do some more outdoor cooking but there will also be games, sports, arts&crafts and urban adventure play.

Other reccy activities near here:

Tuesdays

Coleridge Road, the DEC Bus, 3.30-5.00 p.m.

Aberdeen Avenue (off Brooklands Avenue), the DEC Bus, 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Thursdays

Kingfisher Way Rec (off Aberdeen Avenue), Reccy play, 3.30 – 5.00 p.m.

Nightingale Avenue

I am currently working on arranging a summer party on Nightingale Avenue, to celebrate the new MUGA, wheel-friendly walkway and extra tennis court and publicise leisure activities and events this summer. I’ll post details when they are settled; in the meantime, if you would like me to update you by email, drop me a line at [email protected]

All starting at 3.30 p.m.

For more information on this and other children’s events, ring the CHYPPS team on 01223 457873, view their website or email them at [email protected].

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