The Great Newent Bake Off

Students in Year Seven were invited to compete in the popular cake-making challenge. Many students rose to the occasion and got whisking and icing to enter their creations which will be sold by The Friends of Newent School at the Onion Fayre on 10th September.   This year’s winners of the popular event, now in its third year, are:

Collingwood House: Christian Wells for his gluten free cake!

Second: Rachel Edwards

Third: Charlotte Parry

Highly commended: Ollie Russell.

Mountbatten House: Lucy Ayre

Second: Lily Warner

Third: Jessica Hill

Highly commended: Sidney Smith

Nelson House: Zoe Cartwright

Second: Aimee Morris

Third: Jake Gough

Highly commended: Chelsea Searle and Kyra Clark.

Principal Alan Johnson said: "It's great to see Newent Community School pupils displaying more of their talents while really enjoying themselves and getting involved in the community.  I am delighted to have begun my new role as Principal of such a thriving school and look forward to building further links with it over the coming months.  Our aim is to be 'outstanding' in all areas and these outstanding cakes are just a taste of things to come!"

Design Technology teacher Pippa Palmer who organises the event added: “The activity is a fun House competition which gives all children an opportunity to show their flair and talent and also raise awareness about the fund-raising carried out by The Friends of Newent School.  The students have been keen to enter a cake and parents have told me they have been practising during the summer.  It is an honour and privilege to be able to provide a platform for our young people to display their talents using food as a medium.”

During the past two years this event has raised more than £1,000 towards enriching additional provisions for students.   


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