A GROUP of kind students cooked up a treat for parishioners and primary school children.
The youngsters from English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, spent the afternoon at St John Vianney RC Church.
And after picking up some useful tips from their food technology teachers, the students proved themselves to be dab hands in the kitchen by making some delicious soup.
The students are all part of a team known as the Iona 2013 group in the school, who all enjoyed a residential trip to Scotland together last year.
And when they were planning an activity to show their support for the community, the youngsters came up with the idea of making the homemade soup at St John Vianney RC Church, in King Oswy Drive.
It wasn’t just the parishioners who were in for a tasty treat, children from nearby St John Vianney RC Primary School enjoyed an afternoon out of the classroom and visited the church.
Jeremy Cain, Hartlepool’s pastoral area ministry coordinator who went on the residential trip with the group, said: “The parishioners who came along absolutely loved it, they all said the soup was delicious.
“The students made some Italian bean and pasta soup and some leak potato and it was lovely, they did a great job.
“They had really good fun doing it, it was a nice change and it’s great for the group to get back together and be able to do something for the community.”