PUPILS at two county primary schools have been cooking up something different in their 'pop-up restaurants'.

Year three and four pupils at Pembridge C of E last week transformed their school hall into a professional restaurant – complete with mocktail bar, local chefs and paying customers.

Pupils were left in charge of planning and costing the menu, supporting food preparation, decorating, hosting, serving, tidying and washing up.

And year five pupils at Kington Primary school also took part in the scheme, funded by the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust, and transformed their school hall into an Italian themed restaurant, treating parents and staff to a fun-filled evening of food and entertainment.

The children also worked with chef Ian Flood to decide on a menu and prepare the food and a raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses in the town.

“It was a fantastic way for the children to see how much hard work goes into running a restaurant, an enterprising experience that everyone enjoyed” said Kington Primary School's head teacher Anne Phillips.

“They raised more than £560 that will help next year’s year-five pupils to run their own restaurant.”

Visit the school's website for more information at kingtonprimary.co.uk