PUPILS at a Newport school received some culinary help in starting a pukka food revolution.

Staff from Principality Building Society volunteered their time at St Michael’s RC Primary School as part of Food Revolution Day, run by Business in the Community (BITC)

Both volunteers and pupils took part in an online cookery lesson with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in a bid to get youngsters to learn more about food and healthy eating.

Volunteer, John Simpson said: “Food Revolution Day was a brilliant way to teach children about food in a fun and engaging way.”

“The pupils were fantastic and created some amazing healthy sandwiches, which I’m sure Jamie Oliver would be proud of.”

Jill Manship, the school’s head teacher said: “We were delighted with the support from the employees at Principality, who helped our pupils to prepare for the cooking lesson, supported them with an extra pair of hands during the lesson and an extra pair of eyes to supervise.

“We want to ensure that our pupils know the benefits of eating healthily for them and their families and with the help of Principality and BITC hopefully we did just that.”

Food Revolution Day coincided with Give & Gain Day 2015, which is the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering and is coordinated by BITC.