There were fishy goings on at a Harrow school.
The pupils at Alexandra Primary, Alexandra Avenue, South Harrow, enjoyed a visit from a fishmonger, who taught children the importance of eating fresh food.
Michael Hodge was invited to demonstrate to the children where their favourite fish and chip dinner really came from.
He brought along a selection of fish, including shark, hake, plaice and even live lobsters and crabs from his shop nearby.
Mr Hodge said: "The kids went crazy over the live lobsters."
The children were able to touch and smell the fish and then helped to make fish and chips from scratch during the visit last week.
Mariangela Amos, learning support assistant, said: "Some of the children don't eat fish at home and have never seen the real thing, so this was an amazing experience for them, one of the girls gasped 'Look at the eyes,'when she saw them!"
All the children got involved in the cooking process, helping to fillet the plaice, dice it up and then dip it in egg and flour before frying.
Mr Hodge also showed them how to prepare and fry potatoes to make chips. Everybody tried a bit and the smell attracted teachers and pupils from around the school into the classroom.
One child declared their creation the 'best fish and chips in the world'.
Ms Amos added: "It was a great success. All the children tried the fish and really enjoyed it."