PARKSIDE School students were challenged to create a pop-up food bar for a Leeds shopping centre.

The students from the Cullingworth school had to create a signature dish for their fictional outlet at the Trinity Kitchen.

The year seven youngsters were taking part in an Enterprise Challenge delivered by Ahead Partnership as part of the school’s Aspire2b programme.

Parkside assistant head Jo Sykes, who organised the event, said the students worked in teams to compete each other throughout the day.

She said: “The aim of the challenge was to develop students’ ability to make decisions, solve problems, apply strategic thinking, and present their ideas in a professional manner.

“The day culminated with each team presenting their business idea to a team of employers from local businesses. All-in-all it was a fantastic day that brought about the very best from our students.

"An overwhelming 97 per cent felt that it increased their understanding of how to get into different careers, with 95 per cent stating that it improved their teamwork skills.”

One Parkside student said: “The day taught us to be creative and imaginative, and I liked having to create our own business.”