Churchill Academy

Booky Bake Off

We celebrated World Book Day this week by inviting students to enter a Booky Bake Off competition.  The response was a fantastic showcase of the culinary creativity of many of our students.  With wafts of sweet sugar paste icing and chocolate fondant,  booky bakes poured into the Library on Tuesday morning.  A diverse range of books had inspired our students' bakes from The Hungry Caterpillar, Willy Wonka, Terry Pratchetts Discworld, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Harry Potter, Treasure Island, Les Miserables and Alice in Wonderland to name a few.  Judging took place at lunchtime, with thanks to Mr Hayne, Mr Hartley and Miss Tucker.  The atmosphere was tense and students had to be contained in our Reading Room to give the judges some quiet deliberation and very serious cogitation - it was tough!  Winners were chosen, with a gold award to Ava Berenyi and Eleanor Woollven for their ‘Three little pigs’ cake.  Silver went to Grace Hurst and Lily Scott for their Very Hungry Caterpillar cup cakes and the winner of the bronze award, and also the students' favourite by vote, was ‘The Sorting Hat’ by Freya Hatherell.  Four cakes were also highly commended including Lucy Armour - BFG cake, Ethan Havinden - Willy Wonka cake, Katie Chaplin, Jess James, Abi Phillips - Alice in Wonderland cake, Megan Hind, Martha Withers, Molly Axtell - The Explorer cake.  Many thanks to families who supported this event whether it was buying ingredients, helping with icing or transporting the marvellous creations safely to school.  But did we let them eat cake? As soon as the tense judging was over it was great to see our students indulging in their fabulous creations, sharing with friends and their tutor groups. All the fabulous entries can be seen on the Library blog. Prizes will be awarded to all students who took part. Thank you Churchill students from Mrs Dibble in the Library - an awesome and fantastic display of talent.

Mrs Dibble