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Last week in their Food and Nutrition lessons Year 7, Year 11 and Year 13 looked at wartime rationing, cooking and life at home during the Second World War as a way to help celebrate VE Day.

In their practical remote lessons, the girls were tasked with cooking something from a wartime recipe. Take a look at the photos below for some wartime recipe ideas and photos of some of the dishes the girls made in celebration of 75 years since VE Day. 

Did you know a typical ration for one adult per week was:

  • Bacon & Ham 4 oz
  • Other meat to the value of 1 shilling and 2 pence (equivalent to 2 chops)
  • Butter 2 oz
  • Cheese 2 oz
  • Margarine 4 oz
  • Cooking fat 4 oz
  • Milk 3 pints
  • Sugar 8 oz
  • Preserves 1lb every 2 months
  • Tea 2 oz
  • Eggs 1 fresh egg (plus an allowance of dried egg)
  • Sweets 12 oz every 4 weeks


Cheese Scones by Lucy, Apple Crumble by Joyce, Wartime Flapjacks by Carrigan, VE Day Celebration Cake by Madeleine, Wartime Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits by Romilly and Leek and Potato Soup by Cicely