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Irish schoolchildren group together to make country's biggest bruschetta

Published 15/05/2015 | 14:03

Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Taking inspiration from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, a group of Dublin schoolchildren grouped together to make a 25-foot long piece of bruschetta.

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The pupils from Lios na nOg Primary School, Ranelagh and Holy Cross National School, Dundrum took up Jamie’s call for children to get more involved in the preparation of food.

The youngsters got to groups with huge amounts of seasonal fresh ingredients including 15 kg of tomatoes and was all done under the watchful eye of Head Chef Nick Lentini from Jamie’s Italian at Dundrum Town Centre.

The event was part of his internationally renowned Food Revolution Day, which is now in its fifth year. The annual event was created to draw attention to the importance of food education and encourages families and schools to do all they can to encourage cookery skills amongst children all over the world.

In the run up to the food day, Jamie released a song written by Ed Sheeran in which he raps about the world’s obesity crisis.

The Food Revolution tune features many high profile performers including Paul McCartney, Alesha Dixon, Professor Green and Hollywood A-Lister Hugh Jackman.

“Half the world is starving with too little to eat, while the other half die from being obese,” the chef raps.

“How people live the longest is they grow and they cook. Learn recipes from their parents or books. If you haven’t got a clue about the mess that we’re in, the answer lies here in the words that we sing.”

For family friendly cooking ideas, visit foodrevolutionaryday.com.

Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Irish Pupils Get Hands on with Creation of Ireland’s Biggest Bruschetta. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

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