Pupils cook up a charity treat

Mon 24th December 2018 10.27AM

Pupils cook up a charity treat
CHILDREN showed off their star quality when it came to raising funds for charity with a Great British Bake Off contest.

Young bakers at Highfields Academy in Nantwich wowed judges with a stunning array of painstakingly decorated cakes and biscuits.

The effort made £270 for Children in Need 2018 after classmates paid £1 to sample the treats during playtime.

Entries included carrot cakes, coffee cakes, Victoria sponges, rocky road slabs, chocolate Yule logs and iced biscuits.

There were more than 40 all adorned with Maltesers, chocolate buttons, sprinkles and carefully crafted Pudsey bears. Teachers had the tricky task of picking winners.

Headteacher Simon Dyson said: “Once again, a brilliant effort from our pupils and their families.

“We wanted to raise money for the appeal but also encourage families to bake together. It was clear from the entries they had done just that.”

Last week the children made poppies from recycled plastic bottles. A cascade is on show on the front of the recently revamped school building to January.

Prospective parents are welcome to look round facilities.

Call the school on 01270 371196 or visit www.highfieldsacademytrust.co.uk