Children from Copdock Primary School took part in cooking pizzas at a community pub in Washbrook as a part of their school curriculum.

Year 5 and 6 students from the school went to the Brook Inn, which is a community pub owned by the villagers of Washbrook who bought it in 2014 to prevent the closure of the pub and the loss of a village amenity. 

Pupils did this as a part of their school's Food Festival Week, where they got the opportunity to showcase and explore their culinary talents. 

Deputy headteacher Heidi Cross said: "This opportunity enables children to build on from the school’s curriculum which is designed to teach and enrich their knowledge and experiences.

"Furthermore, it also enables them to make connections with the local community providing them with a sense of belonging and understanding of community partnership."Ipswich Star: Ipswich Star:

For the rest of this week, the primary school taught the children how to prepare snacks and meals for themselves. 

The school hopes this week will inform children of the importance of reducing processed food in their meals. 

The students were accompanied by chef Charlie Cahill, who operates the pub alongside Cat Cahill as the landlord and landlady of it.

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Charlie and Cat, who also took part in the exercise, said: "We were delighted to be able to help with the use of our premises, kitchens, and equipment and after our first session this morning, it is clear that the kids loved it.

"As a community owned pub, the Brook Inn is regularly involved with community initiatives, including pensioners coffee mornings, the location for the library bus visits and events such as the jubilee and coronation celebrations, as well as performing its function as the village local."