A Recipe For Success

In a battle of the whisks pupils from across the Cabot Learning Federation took part in a bake off competition recently.

Attended by twenty two of the Federation’s academies and provisions pupils brought their cakes ready to be judged by Steve Taylor CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation and Romy Gill (MBE). Romy Gill is a British/Indian chef and cookery teacher, based in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. She was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen, Restaurant which opened in September 2013 on Castle Street, Thornbury.

The pupils were asked to design and bake a cake that represented our heart values. The winning cake represented equity and diversity and featured rainbow colours to represent LGBTQ+. The winning cake was baked by students from John Cabot Academy and the runners up were from Bristol Futures Academy.All the Cakes were later sold to raise money for the Cabot Learning Federations big trip, and raised over £50.00 to go to that worthy cause.

Kate Richardson, Executive Principal and brainchild behind the event said, “Holding the bake on 14th February was an ideal date to celebrate our CLF heart values. The judges were most impressed by the way the students made decisions about what to bake by incorporating our values of high expectations, equity, all children achieving, resilience and tolerance. The cakes were delicious and the students were really proud to share the stories behind their bakes, they were also inspired to hear Romy talk about her love of baking and how she progressed into a career as a professional chef. To be able to host an inclusive event like this and raise money for our big trip made for a brilliant afternoon!”

Thank you to The Italian Kitchen and the Sticky Fingers Bakehaus in Hanham for sponsoring the prizes for the event.