King's Hawford

21 June

Perfect Pizza Comes to Hawford

We’re delighted to share the news that we now have our very own pizza oven here at King’s Hawford.

The special project came as a complete surprise to the children, who knew nothing about it until it was announced in assembly by Mrs Phillips. Much to the delight of the children, they were given responsibility for building the oven, working with the very talented Matthew from The Fabulous Cob Oven Company.

Matthew joined us in assembly to talk about the process of building an oven and how it can be built using the earth under our feet. Each class then took it in turns to spend time with Matthew to complete the oven over the course of four days. Tasks included barefoot clay making, laying the foundations, and creating a layer of insulation from empty glass bottles. Throughout the entire process Matthew encouraged the children to think about what we use to build our homes, how we cook food, different sources of energy, and of course creating the perfect pizza.

Our First Pizza Party

We welcomed Matthew back into school last Friday (18th June) for the first lighting of the oven, ready to enjoy a slice of pizza during the Great Hawford Bake Off Final.

Once again it was a team effort with Year 4 preparing the dough, and each class taking it in turns to visit the pizza oven and test out the goods. Judging by these happy faces, the pizza oven is going to be very much in demand here at Hawford – and we can’t wait for more!

Our pizza oven was funded by our kind and generous Parents’ Association who work tirelessly to raise funds for the school. We can’t wait for more school events so we can share our delicious pizza with the King’s Hawford community.