PIZZA was on the menu for up to 50 young children in Padworth who have been making a fresh batch from scratch using an outside pizza oven.

The primary-aged children at half-term holiday clubs Jubilee Jets and Jubilee Cadets, based on School Road, have been busy learning the values of healthy eating and the great outdoors as they crafted their own pizzas.

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From forming its doughy base to designing the box they took it home in, they managed to do all of this in the centre of 60 acres of private woodland and farmland, using an authentic outside pizza oven.

The purpose of the event was crucial in "teaching life skills", as the activity promoted physical coordination, developed social interaction, boosted self-esteem and encouraged language development.

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For some of the children, aged between five and 11 years old, this activity was their very first chance to cook in the open air, and for others it was their very first chance to cook their very own pizza.

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Jubilee’s qualified Forest School Leader said: “Experiences like these teach the children life skills and there's no better way than doing so outside in the woods."

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Jubilee Jets and Jubilee Cadets, that is rated Good by Ofsted, run alongside Jubilee Day Nursery and Jubilee Gems in Padworth, Berkshire. The holiday clubs offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities, all aimed at encouraging children to have fun.