“Courage is grace under pressure.” ~Ernest Hemingway
As we near the end of January, we’d like to share a few more ways that our West Hills Warriors are showing that they have wonderful grace under pressure.
Iron Chef by Ian Malin and Harrison Lumberg
During the past month, we embarked on an eye-opening experience. We had the challenge of creating a unique dish showcasing the many ways to include bananas. We learned courage and vastly improved our culinary skills. There were many challenges throughout this process. To achieve our goal we had to deal with time management, plating, how we transform the secret ingredient (bananas), and how we addressed our secret ingredient. It was a challenging feat to tackle but in the end, everyone learned and eventually succeeded. The most essential thing we needed to accomplish our goal was courage. Most of the kids in our class have never cooked with banana. So it took a great deal of courage to read off a recipe that we have never prepared before and created a succulent dish for our esteemed judges. In the end, this experience taught us a multitude of things such as courage, creativity, and problem-solving.
“They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.” ~International Baccalaureate organization
Jen Teal, IB Teacher Leader, WHMS