HELME school students took the gold medal in an Olympic cook-off.

Class Two competed in the Get Set to Exercise Your Taste Buds cooking contest and beat 6,000 other applicants to see their food on the menu at the Olympic village.

Schools of all age ranges were asked to submit a nutritious international meal fit for an athlete as part of the Get Set 2012 initiative.

Before May half term, the class submitted a meal they had designed for Ethiopian marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie.

They cooked a cauliflower and chickpea curry and injera – a type of flatbread made from teff.

Their entire menu was gluten, meat and dairy free.

After finding out they were one of 13 finalists, three pupils were selected at random to go to Westminster Kingsway College and cook the dish.

They then delivered their chosen meal and presentation to a judging panel.

Class two teacher Heather Clifford and teaching assistant Julie Smith accompanied the children on their trip.

Heather said: “The panel which included TV Chef Angela Hartnett, a couple of athletes and the head of catering for the Olympic village were really complimentary about the children’s cooking and the specifically designed meal.

“The children were so excited. On the journey home, it kicked in that they had won and they were delighted. We called the school as soon as we knew the results”.