Rhyl Community Kitchen

Food education is at the heart of the creative curriculum at Rhyl Primary School in Camden. Food is lovingly grown in their outdoor classroom and cooking is taught as a vital life skill. 

The school understands the acute need for education around healthy eating. The nearby ward of Haverstock has the highest childhood obesity rates in the borough and diet-related disease remains a major cause of illness and premature death.

Learning about food growing from ‘plot to plate’

We are working with Rhyl School to create an inspirational hub for food education. Together with the orchard, potting shed, plant boxes and pizza oven, the building will close the loop that enables plot-to-plate learning in their flourishing garden.

Taking cues from medieval kitchen architecture, dedicated teaching space for 14 students spills out onto a covered deck. A distinctive lantern chimney provides natural daylighting, ventilation and a friendly character. A commercial kitchen with a handy serving hatch enables evening and weekend use by the wider community for gatherings and food festivals.

Striking pyramidal form at Glastonbury Abbey – The Abbot’s Kitchen, 1890

Lantern chimney provides natural daylighting and ventilation