A CLEVELAND chain of bakery shops is passing on its skills to the next generation of family members.

During the half-term holiday, Jane and Faye Morgan, aged 12 and ten, attended a one-day course in food hygiene with a friend, 12-year-old Callum Woods.

The girls' father is Mr Paul Morgan, managing director of Morgan's Bakery. Callum is the son of Mr Chris Woods, its technical director and a registered hygiene trainer for the Royal Society for the Promotion of Food Hygiene.

Callum, a student at Bydales school in Marske, and the girls, who attend Teesside high school, were among 70 people who took part in the course held at Middlesbrough's TAD Centre.

Mr Woods said: "This course would be an ideal accompaniment to any school food technology curriculum. It would particularly benefit young people who might be looking to take up a career in the food and hospitality sector or casual work during university holidays."

The course is recognised by the National Vocational Council as accreditation towards an NVQ level 2 qualification in food hygiene.