Ursuline Preparatory School holds baking competition to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support
PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 October 2018
Ursuline Preparatory School
Children at a primary school swapped their pencils for whisks in a bid to compete in the Great Ursuline Bake Off
Last week, teacher and keen baker Amelia Allen from the Ursuline Preparatory School, Brentwood, hosted a baking competition that was open to pupils from pre-reception (nursery), up to Year 6 (aged 10-11).
Depending on their age group, the children were given the task of baking signature cupcakes, technical biscuits or Showstopper sponges, with a sport theme decoration or hidden surprise inside.
Nearly 100 children entered the contest and each one made a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The judges had the impossible tasks of deciding the winners for each category, with many making great bakes with delicious flavours, daring designs and not a soggy bottom in sight.
Pupils, staff, friends and families of the school then all enjoyed a coffee morning and bake sale.
More than £1,200 was raised for the charity.
Headmistress Pauline Wilson said: “I was very impressed with the way the whole school community came together to support and raise money for Macmillan.
“I’m delighted that everybody had a lovely day working and being together.”