Chocs away as children get cooking

CHILDREN have been enjoying the sweet smell of success while finding out more about food.

Pupils at Tynemouth’s Priory Primary School have visited the village’s bakeries, restaurants, cafés and shops to check out their wares as part of a world food week.

Businesses they called in on included Café 22, Gareth James Chocolatier, Gingersnaps, Il Forno, Roy’s Bakery and the Priory Café.

The youngsters were shown how the various businesses prepare their products and even had a go at making some themselves.

Headteacher Sue Melbourne said: “Our links with local businesses really help enhance our curriculum, and we’re very grateful to those that have happily opened up their shops and kitchens this week to give our children the chance to get closer to the foods they eat.”

Pupils also paid a visit to Newcastle’s Chinatown and a restaurant in Jesmond and staged a parade featuring a Chinese dragon dance, Catalan stick dancing, Japanese taiko drumming, Caribbean reggae and Indian bhangra music.