Year 8 have been working on kneading, stretching and rolling out pizza dough in their Food Technology lessons, as part of their learning about Italian cuisine. They learnt about the science of food and how yeast can change the dough as it creates carbon dioxide that makes air pockets and helps the dough to rise. During the baking process it then kills off the yeast. This gives a good fluffy dough. The delight in creating their own fresh pizza made the lesson even more exciting for them. Each student then tried a hand in throwing the pizza dough in the air to help stretch it out. Using fresh ingredients on top, students could see the benefits of making their own pizza to what they could buy ready made, as being cost effective and with more nutritional value.