PUPILS from a North-East school have helped prepare traditional food for royalty.

Four students from Greencroft Business and Enterprise Community School, near Stanley, were the joint winners of a national competition.

The school's School Nutrition Action Group shared the honour of cooking for Camilla Parker-Bowles at Clarence House with a school in Aberdeen as the prize in the British Food Fortnight's Secondary Challenge.

On Thursday, pupils Chelsea Forrest, Louise Hall, Jake Mossom, all 14, and Ethan King, 15, will serve a main course of rabbit pie with parsley crust and black pudding with apple, They worked with television’s Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers and Si King.

Greencroft’s senior learning mentor Alex Ellwood said: "The Duchess was very relaxed and lovely.

"It was something the students will never forget and neither will I."