CHICKEN kebabs, burgers, pasta salad, bread and blueberry muffins were all on the menu for children and parents at Rowledge Primary School on Saturday.

They were participating in a five-part cooking course designed to teach the children about life skills and sustainable living. As part of the project, children at the school are growing vegetables in an allotment and keeping chickens for their eggs.

The free events are focused around, but not exclusively for, children with special needs. They are run by Crafty Chefs, an ethical cooking course company, and have been funded by the 'Awards For All' National Lottery grant. Staff at the school are being trained by Crafty Chefs so that they can continue to run the courses once the one year grant expires.

Saturday's event was the third in the series and had a dads' theme, inviting them to come and cook with their children. Previous sessions were on fussy eating and baking themes, with seasonal ingredients and Olympics (around the world) yet to come.