Students go head to head in bake-off

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Pupils at Hempshill Hall Primary School put their culinary skills to the test by taking part in a Great British Bake Off competition supporting initiatives run by the school’s Parents and Teachers Association. A total of 109 entries were scrutinised by a panel of judges made up of headteacher Sally Dakin, PTA chairman Louise Hobster, school cook Janet Thompson and staff member Hester Horsley. See left for more.

A total of 109 entries were scrutinised by a panel of judges made up of headteacher Sally Dakin, PTA chairman Louise Hobster, school cook Janet Thompson and staff member Hester Horsley.

All the cake entries were taste tested individually by the judging team, who awarded marks for overall presentation and visual excellence. A Minions cake made by year six pupil Nathan and his brother Owen, helped by their dad Matthew, was declared the overall winner.

Year four pupil Anna took second place with her Queen’s Birthday cake entry. In third place was foundation pupil Dylan, whose guinea pig cake caught the eye.

The money raised by Hempshill’s cake baking stars will be used to help support the school’s popular gardening club and a pets corner initiative.

PTA chairman Louise Hobster said: “The competition has captured the imagination of everyone and the cake entries have been amazing. Supportive parents have played their parts to by helping and encouraging the children in their efforts.”