Students dish up meal to find recipe for success

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UNDER-achieving pupils at Bulwell Academy “pulled out all the stops and did themselves proud” when they dished up a three-course meal to dignitaries.

That was the declaration of teacher Keith Dyson after a special event staged as part of the Prince’s Trust XL Club, which is designed to get 13-to-15-year-olds re-engaged with education.

A group of nine teenagers came up with the meal as a finale to their time on the Prince’s Trust initiative. And they put themselves to the test by inviting VIPs from the charity, plus members of the Local Education Authority (LEA).

The menu comprised leek and potato soup, shepherd’s pie and then apple crumble.

Mr Dyson said: “The feedback was outstanding in terms of the food they produced, the professionalism of the young people and how they showcased themselves.”

The Academy is looking to extend its use of XL Clubs and is planning to open a school allotment as part of the scheme.

OUR PHOTO shows Connor Yellop making the soup