The excitement has been building up since the beginning of the week for the first ‘Great Brooklands Christmas Bake Off!’
The students who were lucky enough to get chosen to participate gathered in the food room after school with their bags of ingredients. There was mild hysteria in the air as icing, food colouring and glitter spray were unpacked. The group of keen chefs had until 4.30pm to create their Christmas delights. It was impressive to see the focus and determination on their faces.
As the 5 minute warning bell was called, the chefs busily ensured that their festive bake was displayed for the judges to taste. Cakes were marked on taste, texture, appearance and theme. The fortunate judges deliberated after sampling 16 cakes and finally decided on a winner and runner up from each year group.
The winners were: Year 7: Hannah and Fatema
Runners up: Erin and Paige
Year 8: Gemma and Kanika
Runner up: Millie
The students gave themselves a big cheer at the end; it was a fantastic achievement for all involved!
Cucina are serving Christmas lunch from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December. Lunch is £3.50, a little more than usual as they receive extras such as a Christmas cracker. Some students have a limit for lunch of £3.00 so this will need to be increased by contacting our Finance department if you wish your child to receive the full Christmas Lunch.
Students who are entitled to free school meals will automatically have their balance increased.
The time has come for us to dig deep into our cupboards and donate to the food bank in our annual collection and make a difference to people’s lives at Christmas.
Last year we managed to collect a total of 908 items, which was fantastic! It would be amazing if we could beat that total this year.
Ideas for donations include:
• Tinned Fish (Tuna)
• Tinned Fruit
• Tinned Meat
• Tinned Pasta/ Spaghetti
• Dried Rice
• Tinned Rice Pudding
• Tinned Soup (especially Vegetable)
• Long life juice
• 500ml Long life milk (preferably whole milk)
• Tinned baked beans (small tins)
Students can donate as many items as they would like by taking them to the designated collection points between 19 November and 19 December-
Walnut Tree Campus- Student Services
Brooklands Campus- Café
Post-16 collection Point- Post-16 Study Area
Which year group will win the Generosity Award?