Exploring the Irish Potato Famine

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This week Potato Wedges have been on the menu for our BTEC students to prepare, as you can see by the photographs the students have worked really hard.

As part of their theory work they have been researching the Irish Potato Famine of 1845. They were really surprised to learn that such a basic ingredient could have such a devastating impact on a country. We explored how people lived in Ireland at the time and lengths that they had to go to survive during the famine.