Little chefs at an Aberdeen primary school rose to the challenge of pizza lessons this week as part of a new cookery workshop.
Bairns in the Kitchen is the brainchild of Italian born, but now Kintore-based, chef Sam Pack.
Through a seven-week-long programme of cookery classes, she aims to help young children discover new flavours and skills.
Youngsters from Manor Park Primary School pupils joined the chef once more this week.
Already skilled at houmous, smoothies and pasta, the class of 12 were eager to learn more and were set the challenge of creating their own pizzas.
Head teacher Gill Graham has been closely watching the children’s progress and said their efforts “looked delicious”.
She added: “I was contacted by one parent last week who said she had been amazed that her son wanted to try so many new foods.
“We have received funding from the pupil equity fund, which aims to raise attainment and close the poverty related gap.
“The children also learn new language skills from Sam, as she explains what the Italian names would be, as well as maths in the weighing and measuring.”
Emma Aluzaite, 10, said she would “definitely” be recreating the pizzas at home for her family and said the lessons were “really good fun”.
Councillor John Wheeler, Education Operational Delivery Convener, said: “Cooking is an important life-skill and the lessons the pupils are receiving from Sam Pack will not only stand them in good stead in the future but are, I’m sure, great fun as well.
“Who knows, we may have some budding professional chefs in our midst.”
Sam herself said: “It’s been great to see them all enjoying the food and learning new skills – they have all been very engaged.”
“Some of them did not know what garlic was, but then first week we made houmous from scratch.”