Harris Academy South Norwood was ahead of the curve when it banned energy drinks two years ago.

Now the school's policy has even caught the attention of Jamie Oliver.

Students from the school featured alongside the celebrity chef on Channel 4's Friday Night Feast last week (January 5) as Mr Oliver launched his new campaign to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.

Year 10 students Mica, Khanel, Muna, Ashane, Lambet and Maisie joined the chef and Jimmy Docherty to discuss the consumption of the energy drinks amongst their peers.

Nick Soar, executive principal of Harris Academy South Norwood, said banning energy drinks has already had some positive results.

“The academy had long recognised the negative impact of these high-caffeine drinks on our students’ ability to concentrate and banned them from the academy in September 2016," he said.

"The results have been very positive so we were delighted that our students were asked to take part in Jamie and Jimmy’s documentary to raise awareness of this issue.

“I was hugely impressed by the students’ approach to the filming.

"The pupils involved all had a brilliant day and provided Jamie and Jimmy with honest insights into the effects of these easily available drinks on young people.”

Mr Oliver said there is now a "prolific"amount of caffeine and sugar fuelled energy drinks consumed by young people and is hoping the campaign will help in the fight against obesity.