The heat is on at Brooke Weston

A new competition will see students at a Corby school sweat it out over the stove in a Masterchef-style contest.

A total of 18 pupils from Brooke Weston Academy will pick up their frying pans and compete in the challenge which aims to make the most of kitchen leftovers.

The students will battle it out on Tuesday, October 9, and try to impress the judges with their cooking skills – with the winner being anounced in the school assembly the next day.

The activity is part of the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign which aims to demonstrate how much food is thrown away by householders and how this can be reduced.

Cllr Ben Smith, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member for the environment, believes the initiative is great news for the environment as steps are being taken to reduce the amount of food heading to landfill.

He said: “This is about all of us changing our behaviour to make sure that we cut down on the amount of food that is wasted.

“By taking simple measures like planning for our meals in advance and using leftovers to make tasty snacks we can cut down on the amount of food waste that goes straight in our bins or food waste disposal.”