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* Birds Eye Walls have produced a food technology resource pack, How Do They Do That?, which aims to motivate 11 to 14-year-olds to view food in a positive light, develop their skills in relation to food preparation, production and nutritional value, and raise their awareness of how products are designed and manufactured in the food industry. Call 0171 453 4684 for details.

* Stork margarine's Make It, Bake It food technology project for seven to 11-year-olds is endorsed by the National Association of Teachers of Home Economics and Technology. The pack contains colour informationactivity cards on aspects of baking, black and white recipe cards and a poster. Activities include: using kitchen tools safely; weighing accurately; cutting and shaping; chopping, grating and slicing; controlling temperature; and tasting and evaluating food. Details: Educational Communications, Make It, Bake It, 11 Lakeside, Freepost 59, Rochester, Kent ME2 4BR, tel: 0171 453 4684.

* How to build and operate a kiln for schools, aimed at pupils aged seven to eight, highlights ways in which children can grow willow and create something useful from it, such as drawing charcoal. The booklet covers a cross-curricular project by pupils from Ardsley Oaks Junior School in Barnsley, who fired home-grown willow in their new kiln, built to a Marshalls construction company design, and carried out several test firings using different fuels. The resulting charcoal was used for artwork and displays. Available from: Rachel Brown, Marshalls, Southowram, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 9SY, tel: 01422 306000, fax: 01422 306026.

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