KIND-HEARTED members of staff at Knox Academy have been cooking up a storm.

The school closed last month as the coronavirus crisis escalated.

It is unknown when schools throughout East Lothian will open again but, ahead of the final school bell, staff were creating ‘meal packs’ for some of the families in the school community.

Steven Illingworth, depute headteacher, praised those involved for making scones, pizza and stuffed peppers.

He said: “Home economics teacher Sally Cochrane came up with the idea as the department had produce for forthcoming classes which would need to be used.

“A group of staff from across Knox Academy have come together to pre-prepare food and make meal boxes, complete with recipes, which have been offered to families who receive free school meals.

“We’ve also offered those families stocks of sanitary products to last them for the coming months and we’ve already had people coming into school to collect items.”

Among those pulling on their aprons at the school were Lisa Braid (HE Auxiliary), Nick Groome-Vine (ASN Auxiliary) and Shirley Gillies (SEN Auxiliary) in helping to create the tasty food packs.