Overdale pupils cook up a treat

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YOUNGSTERS from a Scarborough school served up some culinary delights during a cookery club to showcase their skills.

The 17 pupils from Overdale Primary School invited parents and family members for a special two course meal featuring cottage pie, cheese and onion quiche, apple and blackberry crumble and muffins.

The club was founded in 2009 by teaching assistant Sue Greenley and was this year boosted by a £500 donation from the Big Lottery Fund’s Lets Get Cooking campaign.

She said: “I wanted to do something different this year when the groups started so I thought about the restaurant idea.

“In September we became an associate member of the Lets Get Cooking National Network of Cooking Clubs and the funding enabled me to let the children make a variety of meals.”

As well as rustling up the cuisine, the children designed place mats, invitations and menus before serving the food themselves to guests, who also included chair of governors Pete Dowdidge-Harling, headteacher Vicki Logan and site manager Steve Mills.

Mrs Greenley also included a slide show to highlight the previous work of the children and said everyone on the evening were full of praise for the youngsters work.

She added: “The people and the children were pleased with the results and how well it turned out and I’m so pleased and proud of all the children and the effort that they put into the restaurant.

“I would also like to thank Yorkshire Coast College for the loan of plates and cutlery, Bookers for donating fruit juices and cups, McCain for £25 of vouchers and everyone else who helped or donated to the club.”