The opportunity to learn in the stimulating and practical environment of a working kitchen gives our students invaluable opportunities to learn across a wide range of developmental areas.
At Burbridge School we begin to teach students independent-living and kitchen-safety skills at a very early age. Our well-resourced kitchen plays a central role in this strategy and includes modified equipment to give our students access to a learning area suitable for all ability levels.
Cooking programs conducted in the kitchen give children a range of learning opportunities across the curriculum including independent-living skills, kitchen-safety skills, vocabulary development, reading and sequencing skills, basic mathematics skills, switching skills (to operate modified equipment) and eating skills among others.
In addition to the kitchen, a functional barbecue area also provides opportunities for students to practise more independent-living and social skills.