Children from local schools headed to Melwood on Friday to celebrate Global Scouse Day.

The annual celebration of the city of Liverpool is held every year on February 28 and sees people in the local area – and around the world – celebrate food, music, art and cinema from across the region. 

To mark the occasion, Red Neighbours invited 12 youngsters from four primary schools in the Anfield area to the club’s training ground to learn how to make Scouse, the famous Liverpool stew. 

The pupils – from Blackmoor Park Junior School, Anfield Road Primary School, Pinehurst Primary School and New Park Primary School – were taught how to prepare the ingredients and create the dish by club chef de partie, Tom Anglesey. 

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Joe Gomez also stopped by to chat with the youngsters and pose for photographs, before the children were given a tour of the training facility.

Lucy Cushion, teacher at Blackmoor Park Junior School, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to the Red Neighbours team for inviting us all to Melwood today.  

“We had a brilliant time celebrating Global Scouse Day and it was great that the children were given the chance to cook the Scouse dish themselves.

“It’s such a memorable occasion and our pupils are going to remember it forever – it’s a fantastic thing to be a part of.”