A SELECTION of students from a primary school in Yate were invited along to a healthy pizza making session at a new restaurant on Wednesday morning.

Eighteen students aged 8-9 from Tyndale Primary School attended the session at Milano Italian Restaurant in Cranleigh Court.

They were accompanied along by parents and teachers and got a special lesson from Yash, the chef and owner of the restaurant.

The children were shown a number of important things that help to run a successful restaurant,: hygiene, safety, ingredients and different healthy toppings including a wide range of vegetables that promote healthy living.

The young chefs then got very hands on and were provided with an opportunity to work in teams to create their own pizzas.

They made the pizza bases and then chose their own toppings.

Their designer pizzas were then baked and the children and parents all got to sample them before deciding which was the best.

Yash, the owner at the new restaurant, told the Gazette that he intends to run more sessions like this to become a key part of the community in Yate.

The restaurant sprang on to the scene just before Christmas, opening with little warning, but has become popular already.

There has been a lot of positive feedback and with plans to hold more events in the future, it could become a firm favourite in the community.

Outgoing South Glos Councillor Sue Walker attended the activity day and said: “It has been great to see the school and business working together to provide a positive experience for our young people.

“The students learned about healthy ingredients and had a really enjoyable time developing new skills and business insight.”