Kindergarten children have been finding out more about the taste and texture of food at an after-school club.

Members of the Little Chef’s club meet once a week to prepare and share recipes, which so far have included gingerbread, salad, pancakes, savoury wraps and sandwiches and firm favourite, ice cream sundaes.

The last get together saw the children carry out a blind taste test, to learn more about how taste buds work and the difference between sweet and savoury food.

The children waited patiently while Head of Kindergarten Mrs Victoria Grant and her team carefully placed different foods on spoons for them to sample.

Self-confessed ‘foodie’ Alfie, 7, proudly tried every single item offered and said he would have even eaten lemons or a Brussels sprout!

In actual fact, the children sampled fruits, vegetables, marshmallows and Marmite.

Mrs Grant said:  “Cooking is an invaluable life skill and to see the children so comfortable with trying new flavours and talking about tastes and textures is very rewarding.

“Together, we choose different dishes to create each week and our young chefs’ confidence continues to grow, boosted by regular food and nutrition workshops in and out of lessons.”

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