There was plenty of food for thought and thoughtful food as Pleckgate High School students said thank you to their teachers.

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Unit organised a food tasting event with an international flavour.

Students who have come to Pleckgate from all over the world brought in the food of their respective countries and there were dishes from Italy, Spain, Pakistan, Germany, India, Kuwait and more.

“It was the idea of the students as they just wanted to say thank you to the teachers who have helped them this year,” said EAL Unit Co-Ordinator Rachel Salthouse.

“The students made the food at home – although I think their parents may have helped!”

“My mum made Chana Chaat with beans, chickpeas, potatoes ,” said Year 10 Zoya Iqbal who came to England from Pakistan.

“We were excited to be serving our teachers and saying thank you.”

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs McCreedy said: “It’s a brilliant idea and one we appreciated. The students were so enthusiastic to show off the food of their home countries.  It’s been a good experience for everyone involved.”