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CHILDREN had the chance to bake and learn about food that sailors on a submarine would have to eat.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Haslar Road, Gosport, invited children of all ages to take part in a summer activity.

Children had a chance to discover some of the more unusual dishes at The Submarine Museum in Gosport, that were served onboard the submarine HMS Alliance. (left to right), making a cake from dried ingredients are Sophie Neish from the Organic Cookery School, with Joel Oughton (eight), and his brother Mark (six), from Gosport.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (132212-1)

Children had a chance to discover some of the more unusual dishes at The Submarine Museum in Gosport, that were served onboard the submarine HMS Alliance. (left to right), making a cake from dried ingredients are Sophie Neish from the Organic Cookery School, with Joel Oughton (eight), and his brother Mark (six), from Gosport.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (132212-1)

Sammy Sardine’s Summer School had children discovering the food that sailors ate on board a submarine during the Second World War.

On board HMS Alliance, children got to see a Frog in the Bog, also known as Toad in the Hole, illustrated by the museum’s Horrible Science of a Submarine exhibition.

Gareth Brettell, education manager at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, said: ‘Everyone had a great time cooking the different cakes inspired by the submarine.

‘They got to pick their favourite that others had made, then they had the chance to cook their own.

‘They enjoyed making their little cakes with different parts of the submarine in different flavours and ingredients.

‘We had a tropical fruit cake and a coconut and chocolate cake which the kids loved.’

As well as the cooking classes, families who visit the museum can also learn old ways to communicate.

Kids will have the opportunity to learn Morse code, semaphore and how to write using invisible ink.

Once they have mastered this, they can write secret messages and send a signal across the museum.

The communications day is on August 13.

Gareth added: ‘There is something for everyone this summer.’

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