A record number of pupils entered the Haywards Heath Schools’ Bake Off this year, and last Thursday 16 finalists produced cakes for the competition. Oathall School hosted 10 of their own students and 6 from St Paul’s: 4 hours was allowed for the cooking and decoration.
All entrants initially cooked a cake at home, and sent a photograph together a list of ingredients to the judging panel. From these entries the finalists were selected.
Oathall’s Design and Technology (Food) teacher Vicky Slater organised the event, which is sponsored each year by Haywards Heath Rotary Club. Mrs Slater once again commented on the very high standard being achieved. David Sawyer, Rotary President, presented each finalist with a student cookbook in recognition of their achievement.
Finalists were, from Oathall year 7, Emily Brock, Charlotte Brooks, Jack Townsend and Rachel Neller. Year 8 Thornley Thomas-Atkin, year 9 Thomas Abram. Year 10 students were Imogen Watmore, Charlotte Maitland, Amy Maitland and Petra Demjan.
St. Paul’s finalists: from year 7 Bethan Brain, Deon Brophy and Saskia Monterio, from year 8 Sophie Jay and from year 9 Denis Georgescu and Alexandra Morrissey.
The photograph shows finalists with David Sawyer, Vicky Slater and St. Paul’s teacher Kate Kenrick.
Report and picture contributed by David Sawyer.