THE dangers of the kitchen and the nasties that lie beneath can be fun as well as serious, according to Stratford College students who launched a new food safety film last week.

The drama students penned the script and starred in Good Cook, Bad Cook, a film giving food safety messages in a fun and simple way.

More than 100 people turned out to the premiere at Stratford Picture House and the feedback from all was excellent, according to Stratford District Council health promotions officer Nancy Singleton, who commissioned the film.

"We were delighted with the success of the whole event," said Ms Singleton, "we even discovered that the film would be ideal for special needs pupils, which was a pleasing and useful revelation."