Tasty dishes were served up for Pupils across Calderdale as they celebrated Chinese New Year.
Children learned about the Chinese culture and cuisine at several schools across the area to mark the annual occasion.
Pupils at Ravenscliffe High School celebrated with a delicious menu of vegetable chow mein, chicken with green peppers, black bean sauce and sweet and sour pork, served with noodles and rice and finished with fresh fruit, ginger and lychee.
The food was prepared by the school’s catering team and student Connor Kitson - one of five students on the school’s new ‘training kitchen’ programme.
St Andrew’s Infant School in Brighouse, also took part in the celebrations, visiting the town’s Great Wall Restaurant.
Pupils at West Vale Pirmary School also tucked into chow mein and fortune cookes for lunch thanks to cook-in-charge Anita Moore.
Headteacher Rachel Kemp said: “It was really exciting for the chidlren to try and understand what the Chinese culture was like in a fun way. They had a fantastic day and loved that the dining hall was decorated up. They had a go at eating with chopsticks, and got to take those home with them.”
Children at Clifton Village Nursery also learned aspects of Chinese culture to mark the occasion.
They created colourful art work and displays, listened to stories, had the opportunity to dress up in traditional clothing and tasted different Chinese foods with many using chopsticks. They also received traditional red money envelopes donated by the HSBC and nursery staff added a surprise chocolate gold coin inside.