On Friday last week, Year 5 enjoyed tasting the foods of a Seder meal that Jewish families eat at Passover. They learnt that these foods are eaten to remind them of the important story about how Moses led the Israelites to freedom from Egypt. The children tasted parsley dipped in salty water, lamb, matzos crackers, bitter horseradish, lettuce and hardboiled eggs. They also drank some grape juice.
An interesting discussion took place about the fact that in Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Moses is an important figure, linking these three religions together. Afterwards, two children were heard discussing whether a person was allowed to change religions based on the food eaten! Thank you to Louise Payne and Hannah Buckley for helping, and to Chef Matt for cooking the lamb and buying the food for us.