School cake competition has festive theme

Students are being urged to don their chef hats to create the best Christmas themed cake.

Jamie Best has launched the competition and is looking forward to seeing scores of people, including staff, taking part.

The Bake Off may have Prue Leith as a judge but here at Pool Academy it will be none other than Principal Claire Meakin.

Students entering will be in with the chance of earning valuable achievement points for their house.

The deadline is December 19, just over a month away, so people have plenty of time to dream up the winning creation. They will have to bring in the cakes already baked on that date for judging.

Mr Best said: “We want imaginative and yummy cakes to get us all excited for Christmas.

“We hope staff will be entering as well as students.

“The competition will be judged my Miss Meakin. I wonder if she will be more tempted to eat the cakes than just judge them by appearance?

“We will be selling them in a cake sale. The money raised will contribute to the Year 11 prom fund.”

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

The last Prom, held in July, saw students offered three course meal disco.  They dressed in formal wear and prom dresses and were able to take advantage of a photo booth which took unlimited photos all evening.

Christiana Richardson