Sayville Middle Schoolers to Get Lesson in Baking Bread

Flour company program is a multi-goal initiative.

The Sayville Middle School is participating in a unique business-school program that aims to teach youngsters about the art of baking bread, as well as helping feed the hungry.

The King Arthur Flour Company of Norwich, Vermont, will visit seven New York schools between February 25 and 28 to teach 2,300 fourth through seventh grade students to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch through its Life Skills Bread Baking Program.

“The Life Skills Program has three goals: learn, bake, share,” stated Paula Gray, Life Skills Program Manager, in a press statement. “The cross-curricular program includes math, science, reading, following directions, and more; baking is a practical application of those skills and students are eager to use and share their newfound knowledge by baking for others. Plus, they get to eat some of their homework!”

The Sayville MS program will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Following the presentation students will receive ingredients, including King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour, to take home. They are encouraged to bake two loaves of bread – one for them to keep and another to bring back to school for donation to the Sayville Food Pantry.

c faulkner February 06, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Wow!!! Now that is a positive program. The students learn how to bake bread which they can do thru their lives. Nothing better than assembling the ingredients, getting your hands covered with flour and experience kneading the dough. Then to smell fresh bread baking in your kitchen, precious. The finale, eating fresh bread that you made and then sharing the other loaf with some one less fortunate who may never have tasted home baked bread. This is what we are called to do. Help others and share our talents.


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