Our students are gearing up for an Inter-Academy Bake Off where the top two bakers from Brooke Weston will face their peers in a competition final.
Each week students from across the Trust’s secondary schools will be given a recipe which they have to bake and each will be awarded points on presentation, taste and hygiene. The students with the top two marks from each academy will bake a complete afternoon tea for the grand final, which will be judged by an independent panel. The 12-week contest is being co-ordinated by Chris Lapsley, the restaurant manager from Corby Business Academy.
Students from Years 7 to 10 at Brooke Weston were eligible to sign up and will complete their baking challenges in after-school sessions. Their first task was to bake and decorate shortbread. Future delicacies will include scones, a tray bake, pastry, cakes and mini bread rolls.
DT teacher Mrs Wilson said: ‘Every school is given a basic recipe each week, but, to make it their own, each student can bring in their own decorations or tweaks in order to make their creations more individual. The next challenge is to bake scones so I will post a masterclass video on the school website to give them some pointers. This competition is all about developing a range of techniques and trying new recipes. In order to take part in the process the students had to submit an application demonstrating their passion for baking. Given the dedication and attention to detail that our students are already showing it is going to be a hard-fought competition to represent Brooke Weston in the final bake-off this summer.’