NORTHLEIGH House School in Hatton made a special visit to Wagamamas in Solihull to try out some authentic Japanese ingredients.
Established in 2012, the school is home to children with high anxiety levels that have become school phobic – thus not attending a mainstream setting.
Organised by Wagamamas manager David Wilkins, pupils were able to make their own juices, try authentic Japanese ingredients and order a lunch of their choice.
For the some, the trip proved to be a big deal for them following previous tough times in life.
Sam Setchell from Northleigh House School said: “We was all made welcome and for the students ordering their own meal and getting to try new foods is a big deal – even though it may not sound much to the average person.
“We have 20 students at the moment and we act as a normal secondary school with a homely environment.
“It was great to be invited along as some of the pupils won’t go out for meals – and trying different foods is always interesting.”