YOUNGSTERS at two Bromsgrove schools swapped whiteboards for chopping boards when they took part in a world record attempt led by a celebrity chef.

On May 16, to coincide with Food Revolution Day, television chef Jamie Oliver organised an attempt to breaking the Guinness World Record for the biggest cookery lesson ever held.

Children at Rigby Hall and Bromsgrove Preparatory schools took part, with a live link to Jamie Oliver broadcast to the schools.

The live footage showed the chef preparing rainbow salad wraps, before the youngsters were then tasked with making the healthy meal themselves.

More than 9,000 schools across the world took part, and before the UK live link up there was a successful attempt to break the record in Australia.

The initiative is being run by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, which aims to bring food educationists, campaigners, parents and teachers together to campaign for healthy eating.

Bromsgrove Preparatory School teacher Nicola Wingfield said: “Many of the children love the Guinness World record book and TV programme and are waiting in eager anticipation for the 2015 book to see if the record has been included”.

Rigby Hall's headteacher Sarah Youngs added: "All the pupils were very excited to be part of this event, what an amazing experience."