VEC cooks up a storm

budding cooks and writers were kept busy over the Easter school holidays at activity courses organised by the Youth Service of Co Louth VEC.

budding cooks and writers were kept busy over the Easter school holidays at activity courses organised by the Youth Service of Co Louth VEC.

According to the organisers, the Easter activity schools for young people proved to be a “resounding success” with both the cookery and creative writing schools oversubscribed.

In Dundalk, a full class of young cooks were kept busy creating delicacies such as iced cupcakes and malteser cheesecake, as well as pizza, burgers and potato wedges.

Teacher Gemma Murphy said: “The children were a pleasure to work with, and the school was great fun.”

In Drogheda, the creative writing school was filled with young talent creating short stories and illustrations for titles such as, ‘A Heroic Adventure’, ‘Ugly Bride Riding a Horse’, ‘Hoovering Suicidal Cheese’, ‘Quartering Toby’, ‘Tri Animal Wedding’, ‘Whipping a Zombie’, ‘Drowning Mega Evil Lava’, ‘A Very Bad Day With Mr Twit’ and ‘The Note of War’.

Teacher Brenda Woods was “overwhelmed” with the energy and ability that the young writers brought to the school.

Due to demand the VEC is set to run the cookery and creative writing programmes again this summer.

In addition, the VEC plans to run beauty and make-up, dance and arts and crafts classes as part of their summer activity schools. The summer programme will run from late July and throughout August. Further details will be announced over the coming weeks.

For more information contact Co Louth VEC on 042-9334047.