TWENTY-FIVE lucky school children were treated to the perfect trip last week as they visited a local Italian restaurant in Helensburgh.

The hungry P6 pupils from Rhu Primary were given special access to Padrone Pizza's kitchen as they were taught the ropes by head pizza chef Stewart Whiteford.

And they even got in on the act themselves with some interesting suggestions for new additions to the menu, including the weird and wonderful combination of blackberries, cheese and venison.

Class teacher Maria Dye said the visit was part of a topic looking at inventions and the children had great fun taking part in the making process.

She said: "They loved it. They were stretching the dough and throwing it up, and then eating it as well obviously!

"The children said it was a highlight and one of their best school trips!"

Fellow Padrone pizzaiolo Jack Sangster said: “They were a fantastic group of kids, really interested in what we were telling them and enthusiastic.”

We only wish we could've joined in on the fun and enjoyed a delicious feast of our own.