Midhurst Nursery Class take over Pizza Express

Tristan Pye sprinkles oregano on at Pizza Express SUS-150127-120029001
Tristan Pye sprinkles oregano on at Pizza Express SUS-150127-120029001

WHEN it comes to making pizza, youngsters from the Midhurst Nursery Class certainly know their onions after a special lesson.

They were invited to Pizza Express in North Street by nursery class mum Natalie Atkins, who organised a pizza-making session with the professionals.

Natalie Atkins explains how to make a pizza SUS-150127-115950001

Natalie Atkins explains how to make a pizza SUS-150127-115950001

Midhurst class leader Chris Reseigh told the Observer: “We have organised a cafe-themed role play area at nursery this term which has developed into a pizza parlour, so one of our mums invited the children up to see how it’s done.”

The children had a basic hygiene lesson, washing their hands and learning why it is important to wear aprons and hats.

They were then all given their own aprons and hats with their names on them before making their own Margherita pizzas.

“While these were cooking,” said Chris, “they had the opportunity of seeing, touching, smelling and tasting the different ingredients that go into a pizza.

“We will be following this up at nursery by giving all the children some of these foods again at snack time and putting up photos of the visit so the children can talk about it.”

Among the food the children got to inspect at close range and taste was mozzarella cheese which they sprinkled on their pizzas.

They also sampled red onions, red peppers, black olives and tomatoes.

The children also got to know the smell of fresh basil, oregano and pepper.

See all the pictures in this week’s Observer (January 29).