Grade six pupils at Resurrection Catholic School ditched the textbooks for aprons last week.

The school was visited by educational incursion provider Big Pocket Productions and students spent Wednesday morning making their own pasta.

The school’s lote teacher Rose Grech said it was a terrific way to pay homage to Italian culture.

“It’s a fantastic cultural experience. The children learn Italian here at school and this is one way of getting them involved in that culture,” Ms Grech said.

“We have 521 children at this school and they come from about 20 different cultural backgrounds.

“We’re a very multicultural school, so any activities we can provide to recognise that, we do.”

Jill Tascone of Big Pocket Productions said it’s always a thrill to see young minds immersed in another culture.

“The beauty about this is that it’s an equaliser,” Ms Tascone said.

“This workshop was tying in with immigration and the bringing of Italian culture – especially food customs – to Australia.”

Ms Tascone said the workshop held personal significance for her.

“It was a personal journey of my extended family coming over,” she said.