Members of the Rotary Club of Bedford joined foodies at Castle Newnham School to officially open their new food technology facilities.
The improvements, which include new worktops, floor, state-of-the-art equipment and a commercial dishwasher, have already had a positive impact on students choosing hospitality and catering GCSE at the school.
The upgrade was made possible by generous donations from The Rotary Club and the Connolly Foundation.
Abi Coulter, Head of Food Technology said: “With the new food technology facilities in place, pupils are able to learn in a high-quality kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment.
“We are very grateful for the generous support we have received and very much look forward to entering The Young Chef Award next year.”
A group of Year 10 and 11 pupils cooked for the guests from the Rotary Club Bedford and served them food and drink to celebrate.
Joseph, a GCSE Hospitality and Catering student said: “I absolutely love cooking in the new food technology classroom. It is so spacious and full of amazing equipment to learn with.”
Brian Garner of Rotary Club Bedford said: “We were delighted to be invited to open this brilliant facility and to have contributed to it. It was also an opportunity to sample some of the excellent food produced by students using this new room. I am sure that it will be beneficial for all who use it.”