Young chefs cook Italian themed lunch

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CHILDREN enjoyed a taste of Italy as they had a go at cooking their own lunch Mediterranean style.

Youngsters at Buttercups Nursery holiday club were joined by Italian chef Andrew Hirst as their around the world project stopped in Italy for the day.

As part of their Italian day Mr Hirst, from Giannis restaurant in Victoria Road, visited the children and helped them cook pizzas for lunch.

Buttercup Nursery’s deputy manager Vicky Hirst said: “The holiday club have been doing an around the world topic and have been choosing different countries for themed days.

“They decided to do Italy and make the nursery into an Italian restaurant.

“The children made menus, and chefs’ hats and Italian flags, and were also joined by Andrew from Giannis who helped make pizzas for 22 youngsters.

“Everyone absolutely loved it. The children especially enjoyed playing with the dough and trying to flip it in the air.

“It is the first time we have done anything like this and it was a great success.

“The children are already planning what they want to do for the Easter holidays.”

As part of their round the world project the holiday club also spent days learning about Africa and Australia.

Since the youngsters have gone back to school the project is now being carried on by the nursery children, who this week are learning about China.