A POP-UP restaurant was created inside a Knutsford school.

Pupils at Manor Park Primary School served a three-course meal to guests, parents and teachers.

Children aged nine to 11 were thrilled to become chefs, kitchen and restaurant staff for the day.

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It was part of a raising aspirations project supported by Great Places Housing Group and designed to give pupils real life work experience.

Knutsford Guardian: Children enjoyed working in their own pop-up restaurant Children enjoyed working in their own pop-up restaurant (Image: Supplied)

Around 90 pupils took part in the event.

Children came up with an Italian themed menu which includes bruschetta, pizza and lemon cheesecake.

Knutsford Guardian: Children created an Italian menu and designed place settings for each guestChildren created an Italian menu and designed place settings for each guest (Image: Supplied)

Pupils also decorated the hall, chose an opera soundtrack and made individual place settings for guests.

Headteacher Simon Cotterill, said: “Over the last year, our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have taken part in a project developed to support children in raising their aspirations and opening their minds to the opportunities available to them in the wider world of work.

Knutsford Guardian: Children preparing food in the kitchenChildren preparing food in the kitchen (Image: Supplirf)

“The programme has helped them develop skills and behaviours which they can use to be successful in the future, and the attributes and positive character traits of successful people.

“This week allowed us to share some of that learning with parents and guests, running two separate pop-up restaurants pupils developed, created, and served a three course Italian meal for over 50 guests.

“ I am proud of all the children for the hard work and dedication that they have put into this project.”

Charlie Norman, chief executive officer designate of Great Places Housing Group, said: “I was absolutely delighted to be invited to the pop-up restaurant, a wonderful addition to the programme of activity commissioned by Great Places which aims at raising the aspirations of young people in Longridge and Shaw Heath.

Knutsford Guardian: More than 50 guests were served at the pop-up restaurantMore than 50 guests were served at the pop-up restaurant (Image: Supplied)

“The self-confidence of the pupils really shone through, and I was impressed by their attention to detail which really showed how much thought had gone into planning of the event.

“The food and decorations were wonderful.

“ It was a true celebration of their achievements with parents and guests.

“What an honour to attend.”