Good habits start young – which is why top-rated Bramhope primary school in Bramhope, Leeds is introducing hands-on cooking lessons for its pupils. When they heard of the project, Harrogate based Nest Kitchens who specialise in bespoke furniture decided they would like to be involved.
“Every year at Nest Kitchens we like to get involved in a community project, giving a chance for a local charity or community project to get something done that they would not necessarily have the time or budget to complete themselves. An opportunity arose earlier this year to support our local primary school who are striving to bring back hands-on cooking lessons for their children,” says Nest founder Holly Simpson.
“Having taken a brief from the school, we have designed a fully functional kitchen that can be easily and safely used by the children. The kitchen will allow the school to regularly provide cookery lessons to the children empowering them to cook and create. The lessons will help to promote healthy eating, measuring ingredients will provide a fun maths lesson and mixing and cooking ingredients will show science in action! Thanks to the additional support of many of our suppliers, we are able to provide this to the school free of charge.”
Bushboard was delighted to become involved when Nest chose recently launched Evolve solid core worksurfaces for the scheme. Practical, hard wearing, easy to clean and available in a good choice of designs including the Urban Concrete selected by Nest, Evolve has been widely praised by installers and end users. It is easy to install – there is no need for fabrication. An excellent lower cost alternative to quartz tops, Evolve is just 12.5mm thick, giving a sleek, low profile look and is completely waterproof. Matching splashbacks make a practical, labour and cost-saving alternative to tiles.
“Choosing Evolve has given us the opportunity to trial the material for our clients,” says Holly Simpson. “Its practical qualities make it the ideal material for this sort of project, and we will certainly be using it again.”
Caption: Top: Let’s Cook Kitchen designed, supplied and installed by Harrogate’s Nest Kitchens features Bushboard Evolve 12.5mm solid core worksurfaces in Urban Concrete.