Rugby’s young bakers get creative

Winner Kuba Kucharczyk, left, with Will Padun, who was highly commended. NNL-160507-100930001
Winner Kuba Kucharczyk, left, with Will Padun, who was highly commended. NNL-160507-100930001
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Students from Avon Valley School have been putting their baking skills to the test in a topically themed ‘bake-off’ competition.

Each cake had to have a sporting flavour and represent either the European Football Championship or the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In addition each cake entered into the competition had to reflect at least one of the British Values as identified by the Department of Education, which include democracy, tolerance, the rule of law, mutual respect and individual liberty.

A high number of entries were submitted by students, and staff, from all four of the school’s houses.

The overall competition winner was Apollo House’s Kuba Kucharczyk.

Slices of cake were then sold for the House charities, Zoe’s Place, Warwickshire Air Ambulance, Myton Hospice and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Competition Co-ordinator, Craig Hartfield, said “Judging the competition was very difficult as everyone put a lot of time and effort into their entry. The extra detail and decoration on Kuba’s cake gave him the edge and allowed him to win the competition.

“Following the results it was pleasing to see other students donating to their House’s charity and enjoying a slice of cake.”

Headteacher Alison Davies said: “The competition’s theme meant the students had to think carefully about their entries.

“It was wonderful to see so many students involved in the competition and the standard of baking, and creativity, was very high indeed.”