Birmingham Balti on curriculum

This month children in Birmingham will be taught how to cook the perfect Balti in schools.

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Birmingham Baccalaureate rolled out on 'wider scale'

Jane Harris, programme director for the Birmingham Baccalaureate said the award will be "rolled out on a wider scale" in 2014.

School children in the Midlands will begin learning how to cook the Birmingham Balti this month as part of the scheme. Ms Harris said:

We already have 10 schools on board and many others have shown support for the award. Putting curry on the curriculum is just the tip of the iceberg, we want school leavers to have a deeper understanding of their city and what employers in the region need.

The award will be rolled out on a wider scale in 2014 and we're confident that it will give young people born in Birmingham the skills to get the jobs available here in Birmingham right now and in the future.

Baccalaureate help to will 'continue the Balti's legacy'

The Birmingham Balti will become part of the curriculum for school children in the city.

The special lesson plan forms part of the new Birmingham Baccalaureate, aimed at helping children to develop real-world skills.

Andy Munro, chairman of the Birmingham Balti Association, said:

The Balti is something Birmingham is very famous for. When it came about almost 30 years ago, nobody realised this one-pot cooking method would become so iconic.

It was the first bit of fusion cooking over here, a new take on the traditional curry introduced by a Pakistani restaurateur on the Ladypool Road.

The Birmingham Baccalaureate will show students how to make the dish, helping to continue the Balti's legacy through to the next generation.

It's important that schools teach a wide range of skills and, more specifically, skills that will guarantee youngsters jobs in their home city.


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