Students raise £130 after baking treats to raise cash for prom

Pool Academy students baked up a sweet selection of treats to help raise cash for their school prom.

Staff and students baking for the sale.

Staff and students baking for the sale.

Scores of cakes, brownies and muffins were freshly made and put on sale in classrooms during school break and lunch time recently.

Each cake was sold for 20p or 50p to teachers and children in aid of the prom and £130 was raised.

One student who had bought some of the fairy cakes said they were ‘very tasty’. Another said the chocolate brownies were ‘the best’.

The sale was organised to raise funds for a professional photographer and a photo booth at the prom.

Sol, Head Boy, with his selection of cakes for sale.

Sol, Head Boy, with his selection of cakes for sale.

Sol, Pool Academy Head Boy, said he had given up his time after school the night before to bake fairy cakes for the event.

“The sale has gone really well,” he said. “We baked loads of cakes and a lot of the students bought them.”

Danny, Year 11, also helped with the sale. She said: “I made some chocolate muffins to sell.”

Amber, Pool Academy’s Head Girl, said: “I helped with the cake sale because we want to raise money to go towards the prom.”

Amber, Head Girl, selling cakes.

Amber, Head Girl, selling cakes.

Claire Giles, teacher at Pool Academy, said: “The students worked really hard organising this event and spent time after school baking. They brought lots and lots of cakes, doughnuts and cookies. 

 “They hope to raise enough money for unlimited photograph strips in the photo booth. They also want to have a professional photographer.

“The sale was fantastic. They worked really hard and baked their socks off. We had loads of cakes for sale.”

The last prom was held at Tregenna Castle, in St Ives, at the end of the academic year. The evening began at 6pm with a three course meal. There was a disco and photo booth with a number of comedy props to dress up in.

The evening is organised each year for students to celebrate the end of school and say goodbye to friends and teachers.

Christiana Richardson