Young chefs battled it out in the kitchen.

Two teams of Year Seven pupils from The Helena Romanes School in Dunmow took part in the On Your Marks, Get Set, Cook contest.

Led by the school’s catering company, Chartwell’s, they had 20 minutes to make the best healthy meal.

The Red Team, Jonah Carter, Rowan Knight and teacher Tony James, won with their sweet and sour meatballs with chow mein.

Harry Brown, Morgan Samways and teacher Lucy Ingham, on the Green Team, cooked oriental fishcakes, stir fried vegetables and lemon rice.