PUPILS from Winterfold School had a slice of good fortune when a Bromsgrove pizza parlour boss stepped in to help when their trip was in danger of being cancelled, writes Shivani Chaudhari.
The children were due to go to Pizza Express in Worcester to make their own dishes and find out more about where food comes from.
But on the morning of their trip day a van crashed through the window of the restaurant because the driver passed out at the wheel.
A quick-thinking pizza-loving teacher got in touch with Ben Ascott and his team at the Aston Fields-based Fuso who, at short notice, invited the pupils to join them that afternoon instead.
The children were also due to go to Droitwich ice cream maker Churchfields Farm in the afternoon so the firm moved that visit to the morning meaning they could have a whole day of activities.
Winterfold year one teacher Vicky Richardson said: “It felt like everyone was rallying around us, helping to make this trip happen.”
Fran Williams, another year one teacher, added: “There are not many places that would open especially for a group of five and six-year-old with no notice.
“I am really thankful to Ben and his team and can’t wait to book again in the future.
“After a stressful start the trip was a roaring success.
“Thank you Fuso and Churchfields for coming to the rescue.”