Children compete in bake-off event

A bake-off event saw a team of youngsters rise to the national challenge.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 29 February, 2016, 13:58

Youngsters from Howletch Lane Primary School in Peterlee beat the competition at a national event in London.

The team of four girls, accompanied by two members of staff, travelled to London to take part in the Edu-cake and Cel-a-bake event, which was aimed at raising awareness of bullying.

Claire Patterson, Year 6 teacher at the school, said: “During anti-bullying week we entered Educate and Celebrate’s ‘Make a noise about bullying’ cake competition.

“In December we topped the online vote for this and as a result we were invited to London to compete with 11 other bakers in a live bake off final.

“At the end of the afternoon we were announced the primary winners.”

Miss Patterson said they had a fantastic time in London and everyone is really proud of the girls.

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The contest was held at The Urswick School in Hackney and the teacher said everyone was impressed with the ‘Team Howletch’ T-shirts, which had been specially made for the event.

Miss Patterson said they all worked amazingly well as a team.

She added: “We all pulled together to get the final touches on our cake and with about ten minutes to spare we were done. Our ‘Non-homophobic Heaven’ was complete and we thought it was pretty amazing.”

The teacher said the judges had a tough decision because all the cakes were wonderful, but the Howletch Lane Primary School team was thrilled to be announced as primary winners.

Miss Patterson said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for our anti-bullying week cake that secured our place in the final and an even bigger thanks to the team at Educate and Celebrate for organising such a fabulous event.

“I can’t say thank you enough to the girls for producing such amazing ideas and being the best team ever.”