Primary school students from Clyde Fenton and St Joseph's have come together for a 'masterchef' style cook-off judged by prominent Katherine figures.
To celebrate having learnt term's about health and food this term, teams each presented a spaghetti bolognese to judges including Mayor Fay Miller and CLP candidate for Katherine Jo Hersey.
Schoolteachers and good friends Kerry Wadey from St Joseph's and Angela Everett from Clyde Fenton came up with the idea after seeing their students' progression in the kitchen this term.
"Many of the kids from Clyde Fenton will end up at St Joseph's so it's a great chance for them to start building those connections," Ms Wadey said.
"There are a few kids who ave already done some cooking at home for mum and dad or their grandparents, but for most they were starting at complete zero.
"So we started with basic safety instruction, then went through the whole process from chopping an onion up.
"Each time we reflect and actually a lot of kids started bringing new ingredients from home and evolving the recipe.
"We've talked about the five food groups as they cook to show the importance of good diet for energy etc.
"But really the best thing about it has been the community connections they're getting to build," she said.
Clyde Fenton student Nathalie Donaldson did an awesome job for team one, and was pretty excited about the new skills she'd developed.
"I've maybe cooked a little bit before, I'm not sure," she said.
"I didn't know how though.
"I had some friends in my team so it was pretty fun.
"I know how to do it now which i think is good," Nathalie said.
The crew for Team Five meanwhile came into the challenge with some experience, and were keen to take out first place - a trophy.
"Sometimes Dad goes out bush and I cook for myself at home," Brynn Atkinson said.
"I can do better now though and my Dad is happy.
"I think we have the best one so I think we should win," he said.
Clyde Fenton teacher Angela Everett says her students can now complete the process start to finish - almost.
"I would still hope somebody is there to handle the boiling water," she said.
"Everything else though I think they're familiar enough now to do it safely and they're actually quite careful.
"First place will get a trophy but everyone will get a certificate to take home and a chocolate ice cream for now so I'm sure they'll be happy," Ms Everett said.
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