A team of junior bakers learned all about baguettes, buns and brownies at a new village bakehouse.

Children from classes one and two at Farnley First School took the helm for an hour at Farnley Bakehouse. The youngsters helped mix the dough, shape the bread and were then appointed as chief taste testers.

The schoolchildren produced a range of different breads, all named after areas surrounding Farnley Tyas village.

Head teacher Claire Minogue, said: “The children absolutely loved their trip to the Bakehouse. It was a great opportunity to see the whole bread making process from the wheat they were able to hold, to smelling the yeast, having a tour of the Bakehouse and seeing the loaves baking.

Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Charlie Wight and friends helping Baker Sandie Tomlinson and Owner Steve Harrison
Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Charlie Wight and friends helping Baker Sandie Tomlinson and Owner Steve Harrison
 

“It is really important that the children have the opportunity to be involved in hands on learning experiences right on their doorstep.

“We would like to thank the Farnley Market team for inviting the school and for sharing their tasty and unique homemade loaves.”

Bakery owner, Stephen Harrison, explained: “It was a real pleasure talking to such well-behaved children and wonderful to see the enthusiasm and intrigue in their faces when the process of making bread was explained.

“Even better was the fact that when asked, they all wanted to be a baker when they grow up!”

The Bakehouse, part of Farnley Market, is due to open on Saturday, September 20.