Horwich schoolkids spoonfeed each other blindfolded
12:46pm Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Max Woolham, aged 10 feeds Logan Singleton, aged nine
WOULD you trust a pal if you were blindfolded and they were given the task of feeding you?
This was the question posed to youngsters at Horwich Parish School when they took part in a blind tasting session.
Children in Year Five were blindfolded before trusting their friends to spoon feed them with unknown weird and wonderful concoctions.
And although the experiment might sound like a scene straight from the pages of a Roald Dahl novel, fortunately, unlike the infamous Twits, the friends did not pull any unsuspecting surprises, such as worms in the spaghetti.
But they did find themselves trying cold custard, and other foods which taste better hot than cold, as well as much sweeter snacks including jam.
Max Woolham, aged 10, said: “Some of the foods tasted disgusting, but it was good fun.” Molly Tatton, aged 10, added: “It was really good taking part a lot of fun and a little scary.”
The food tasting event was organised as part of the school’s friendship week.
Deputy head Anne Washington said: “Year Five undertook the food tasting session as part of a trust activity.
“The teachers brought the foods in and the children really enjoyed it, there was a lots of laughter. The children were very trusting.
“We had activities taking place all week about friendship.”
Other activities including pupils drawing the outline of their hands and highlighting what qualities make a good friend.
All the hands were stuck on the wall in a joined up fashion.
The school also organised a secret friend event, where pupils picked out a name to be a good friend to, without the person knowing.
Mrs Washington said: “Pupils had to guess who their secret friend was because of the good turns that had been done, which was a lovely idea.”
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