HUNDREDS of pupils and staff at a Keighley school were treated to an Eid lunch and non-uniform day.

The event was organised by University Academy Keighley (UAK) yesterday. (June 28) The school also invited the families of its students to attend.

Diners of all ages enjoyed a main meal of rice, meat, chapati and samosas followed by cake for dessert during an extended lunch break.

School principal Bernie Addison said this was the first time the school has held this event, but its success means it is hoped to stage the celebration in future years too.

She added: "We're delighted that so many families have come into school to join us.

"It was already meant to be a whole-school celebration, but coming together as a wider community is a really good way of forging links.

"It's great to see that a number of our staff have come in their Eid clothes, it's created a nice atmosphere.

"Quite a few of the children have remarked on how the school has made an effort, and they have appreciated it."

Mark Turvey, UAK's assistant principal for achievement and data, said: "We aim to be a community-focused school and this seemed to be such a fantastic opportunity to foster new links by inviting people into the school for the meal.

"It was an excellent chance for us to meet some of our parents in a more informal setting."

The main course meal was provided by Northern Leaf Catering, of Dalton Lane, and the dessert was laid on by Nafees Bakers, of Bradford Street.