Children built this snail shaped outdoor oven with us in a school in Norfolk
We have worked with students in schools across the the UK to build woodfired cob pizza ovens. The workshop lasts for 1 day and we come and do some preparation work beforehand – building the oven base and wooden roof.
The aim is to empower the children to build the clay oven themselves – we are just there to inspire and facilitate. The children love getting very muddy doing the cob dance to make cob from clay, sand and straw. They then sculpt the oven. You are left with a permanent outdoor oven to use all year and at all your big events as well! And you can cook much more then just pizza in your clay oven – try naan breads, loaves of bread, roast potatoes, fish, slow cooked stews and much more.
Some schools expand the workshop to last 5 days so more children can get involved (up to about 150). As well as building an oven with your students, we also make cob sculptures, a cob den and finish the week by making pizzas with them and cooking them in the finished oven. Children love this 5 days of workshops – it is a really memorable week for them. And if you plan ahead you can link the week to any topic you are teaching. We have linked the workshops to every subject in the curriculum – we can send you this information.
To find out more and book one of our pizza oven building workshops or week long workshops please get in touch via our contact us page. Or phone our Education Director Charlotte Eve on 01297 444275 or 07949 241515. Alternatively use our contact form. We would love to chat with you and tell you more about the possibilities open to you and your school.