According to an old Italian saying, the more you make the better they come out.
And that certainly applied to a group of primary school children as they got hands on at an Italian restaurant.
Children from Holbrook Primary School in Gosport turned chefs for the day, as they paid a visit to Ask Italian to learn the art of dough making.
A Year 5 class swapped its usual classroom scenery to a snapshot of Italy when they took a trip to the restaurant in West Street, Fareham.
They spent the day learning about Italy and making their own pizzas, with the help of the chefs at the restaurant.
Reece Myatt, from Gosport, was made his favourite pizza – a traditional margherita.
‘I have been making pizza and I even made my own hat, so today has been epic,’ he said.
‘I’d like to be a chef, but I’d need a little bit of work because my pizza is not as nice as the chef’s.’
The trip not only taught the children about the importance of healthy eating, but they learned all about Italy, and the farms of which Ask Italian sources its ingredients.
Year 5 teacher Mark Burt said: ‘We came here because we wanted to learn about making food. It is important for the children to learn about healthy eating and to have the chance to cook healthy food.’
The trip was organised by Sarah Golden, learning support assistant, from Portchester, who also works part time as a waitress in the restaurant.
She said: ‘I thought it would make a nice end of the year treat for the children and it’s quite exciting for the adults too.’
It was clear that all the children had a great time.
Lilly, from Bridgemary, loved making the pizza, her favourite topping being pepperoni.
The 10-year-old said: ‘I like literacy but prefer making pizza.’
Amy Edwards, a supervisor at the restaurant said: ‘Seeing the smiles on their faces has made today really worthwhile.’