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This is a text-only version of an article first published on Monday, 23 March 2015. Information shown on this page may no longer be current.

COOKERY loving pupils at Churchmead School have been using their skills to feed homeless people visiting their village.

The 20 youngsters from Year 9 at the Datchet school - all aged 13 to 14 - spend their catering class every Friday creating delicious hot meals to feed homeless guests spending the nights at nearby St Mary the Virgin Church Hall. The London and Slough run homeless charity operates a scheme throughout winter providing warmth, food and a comfortable night's sleep at church halls across Slough and its surrounding villages.

The school, which is in Priory Way, has been involved since the start of January, creating food weekly for the guests. Toni Younger, who is the headteacher's assistant/community liaison, said: "The visitors have been enjoying things like stews, hotpots and curries - so we try to focus on these heart-warming types of food ideal for the cold winter weather.

The students are thoroughly enjoying working on the project and it has also helped them to learn about the harsh reality of life as it is on the street. "

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