Schools & Community

As a universal experience, cookery provides a unique educational vehicle for everyone, whatever their age or ability. Andy’s combined passions of food and learning mean that he can assist with the design and delivery of creative bespoke programmes whatever your desired outcome.



Andy has broad experience of working in schools throughout Northumberland, using cookery to provide a range of enrichment opportunities. Incorporating a cross curricular approach to learning, projects can be designed to promote health and wellbeing and enhance curriculum areas such as maths and science, exploring local history and developing students’ understanding of geography and other cultures. A strong focus on skills promotes the development of fine and gross motor skills, organisational skills and life skills.

Projects may involve students from Nursery to Year 13 and can be differentiated to suit the abilities and needs of individual learners. Andy is a firm believer in inclusivity and collaboration, and projects often involve students, teaching staff, catering staff and other creative practitioners.



Whatever your aims, Andy’s skills and knowledge will enhance your community project. From consultation to project delivery, Andy can provide sound advice and practical expertise.  

Papaya’s bespoke approach means that services will be tailored to your specific requirements and budget. An emphasis on collaboration and innovation means that we can assist you in finding creative ways to attain your objectives. 

Please contact Andy for an informal discussion on how Papaya may help you achieve your project goals.


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

As a valuable life skill cookery may count toward the skills section of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Skills based programmes can be tailored to suit the specific interests of individuals or groups.

Please contact Andy for further information or to discuss your requirements. Please also check with your D of E Leader for applicability.

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