Northvail School Participates in Life Skills Program
Fourth and fifth grade students at Northvail Elementary School were recently selected to participate in the Life Skills Bread Baking Program presented by King Arthur Flour.
A special assembly was held at the school to help the students learn to bake fresh, homemade bread. A video camera projected a close-up of an instructor going through the bread-making process to ensure that everyone could see what was happening step by step.
After the bread-baking demonstration, each child was given ingredients including King Arthur Flour to bake two loaves of bread at home: one for family and the other to be brought to school and donated to Eva’s Kitchen in Paterson.
Eva’s Kitchen serves a hot lunch for up to 400 homeless and working poor every day of the year. It was estimated that Northvail students baked and donated 108 loaves of bread.
The Life Skills Program aims to help children to learn, bake and share by providing students with a real world application of skills they’re learning in school: math, science, reading, problem solving and giving back to the community.
King Arthur Flour, founded in 1790, says it is the oldest flour company in the U.S. More than 190,000 students across the country have participated in the Life Skills Program since its inception in 1992.