11:03AM, Wednesday 26 June 2013
Mini-chefs from across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead took up the challenge of proving their kitchen skills on Monday.
An interschool 'mini-masterchef' competition open to eight and nine-year-olds took place at St Peter's Middle School in Crimp Hill Road, Old Windsor - organised by the charity Learn to Work.
The young 'foodies' were challenged to plan and create a healthy lunch box for two within a £5 budget - all sponsored by Tesco in Maidenhead.
Taking part were Braywood First School, Alexander First School at Oakley Green, the Royal School, Eton Porny School, Queen Anne Royal Free School, Windsor, St Francis School, Ascot, Cheapside Primary School, Ascot and White Waltham Academy.
The competitors had been chosen by their schools in earlier heats. Their creations were assessed by a panel of professional chefs and competition was fierce.
The winners were Holly Banks and Samir Talha from the Queen Anne Royal Free First School in Chaucer Close, Windsor.
Their prizes were a pack of goodies and a trophy from Coworth Park Hotel, a cookery lesson with KiddyCook, a cookery book from CaterLink and a £10 voucher from Windsor's German Bakery.
Their school won £50 vouchers to buy cookery equipment.
Runners up were Abbie Kirby and Billy Rowe from Alexander First School while third place went to Eton Porny First School's Yasmine Belhocine and Zara Baig.
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