Cooking is a pizza cake for nursery pupils at Spalding’s Monkshouse school

Young pizza chefs Daniel, Kajus and Nico pick their toppings. SG160317-106TW
Young pizza chefs Daniel, Kajus and Nico pick their toppings. SG160317-106TW

Cooking was a pizza cake for nursery pupils at Monkshouse Primary School in Spalding.

Fifty three and four-year-olds had the thrill of designing chef hats and creating their own pizzas at Frankie and Benny’s, who provided a choice of delicious toppings so the youngsters could make their own tasty creations.

Amelia adds ham as a finishing touch to her pizza.  SG160317-120TW

Amelia adds ham as a finishing touch to her pizza. SG160317-120TW

Nursery teacher Nicky Clarke said the children visited the restaurant at the town’s Springfields centre on two consecutive days as part of their topic on food, which includes learning about different foods and where they come from.

Nicky said: “We want to thank all of the staff at Frankie and Benny’s for making our visits so enjoyable.

“The children found it all exciting.

“It was exciting for the children to go out together on the coaches and to be able to make pizzas which they could sit down and eat together.

Monkshouse nursery pupils enjoy their trip to Frankie and Bennys. Sg160317-113TW

Monkshouse nursery pupils enjoy their trip to Frankie and Bennys. Sg160317-113TW

“One or two of the children managed to eat a whole pizza, which is quite amazing at half past ten in the morning.”

The trips were made possible by Frankie and Benny’s outreach programme and all of the food was provided free of charge.

The nursery pupils have been learning about a variety of foods through popular story characters such as The Gruffalo and Goldilocks but it was even more fun to learn about the source of pizza ingredients and toppings as they designed their own tasty treats.

• For more pictures see Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.