SCHOOL children got to grips with strange new foods when they faced a Bushtucker trial.
But the choices for the Paddock Junior School pupils were far more delectable than jungle critters, as they got to sample things like passion fruit, kiwis and avocados.
The youngsters sampled new foodstuffs as part of a health week staged at their school.
Children spent the week looking at how they could improve their diet, fitness and wellbeing by taking part in a number of activities.
These ranged from trying out new sports like martial arts to a fun mini Olympics challenge.
Parents also took part in an aerobics class to promote a healthy lifestyle at home.
Youngsters particularly enjoyed taking part in the taste testing challenge.
Rachel Shaw, the school’s acting head, said: “Staff members from Marsh Co-op brought in fruit and different foods for the children to test – things that they might not have had before.
“They had to close their eyes and try to describe and guess what they were eating.
“They tried things like avocados and passion fruit. They were very excited and said they would like to eat some things again – but there were some funny faces being pulled!”
Each year the school stages a themed week and past events have looked at science and history.
Ms Shaw said: “We like to do different things, which is nice for the children and keeps coming to school enjoyable for them.”
PE co-ordinator Julia Nichols organised the event.