WHAT are your memories of school dinners? Mine are of watery vegetables and lumpy mash, but it's very different for those who attend Ward Green Primary School.

They're used to fine dining after their headteacher, Michelle Binns, brought in a professional chef to change perceptions about school dinners - and it's been a huge success.

The number of children tucking into Chris Smith's fresh meals has increased and the chef, who's based at the school one day a week, has revamped its menu with locally-sourced ingredients. Even the amount of salad and fruit consumption's increased.

Lucky kids tuck into a carvery once a week, and also enjoy fresh salmon, meat and a whole host of fruit.

"One little boy said it was like eating in a five-star hotel on holiday last week," said Michelle.

It sure beats my memories!