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School bake-off: Kestrels serve up a winner


Children at Uplands Primary School cooked up a treat alongside baker Dom Salter.

As part of Design & Technology week, Dom, from Salt Bakehouse helped children create some tasty muffins and tray bakes and set them the task of creating a new cruffin, with the winner receiving a special apron and having the honour of seeing their successful creation sold at Salt Bakehouse. Kestrels came out on top with their peanut butter and honey muffin.

Pupils in KS1 created a tray bake and designed a bag to store their delicious goodies in.  The KS2 pupils also designed and made cruffins and their own muffin boxes.   Meanwhile, Year 5 & 6 used computer-aided design software to help create logos and boxes. 

Phoebe R & Charlie W won the Owls ‘Star Bakers’ award, Dom picked their strawberry & white chocolate fridge cake as his favourite flavour. Meanwhile, Jayden, Leo, Martha and Felix won Merlin’s ‘Star Bakers’ award.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of their week, Maisie said: “Design and Technology week was very fun and enjoyable, the baking was my favourite part and I also liked figuring out the best flavours, plus all the muffins looked delicious.”

And Liam added: “It was really fun. I especially liked baking, it was a good experience.”

Izzy said: “I found Design and Technology week very enjoyable because we had quite a lot of freedom in what we were doing. I liked choosing which flavours would work best. Even though we didn’t win, I had lots of fun designing and making the muffins and the muffin boxes.’’

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