Grosvenor Park Academy children rise to the Bake Off Challenge! 

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On your marks, get set, bake!

Children have been getting creative for the first ever Great Grosvenor Park Academy Bake Off.

There was no tent, but children baked their hearts out from home to wow judges ‘Paul’ and ‘Pru’, otherwise known as Head of School Richard Clark and teaching assistant Laura Conde, who leads nurture and wellbeing.

Sister and brother Carmen (Year 4) and Luis (Year 2) emerged as winners amid a field of more than 50 entries, as their ‘Hope for 2021’ lemon cake proved a big hit.

Mrs Conde said: “The response we had was great. Families provided such amazing photos and beautiful descriptions of their baked goods, and there were lots of smiles from the children which was so lovely to see!

“We were testing the bakers’ personality, creative flair and baking ability, but the main challenge was to produce something cute, rustic and with a homemade look.

“As a school we are working hard to promote the importance of the mental health and wellbeing of our children and families during this challenging time.

“The Bake Off was something families and their children could take part in together, and hopefully provided them with the opportunity to enjoy lots of quality time and fun together.”

Describing their creation, the winning duo explained: “There’s a Coronavirus and a vaccine to symbolise that we hope to beat Coronavirus in 2021.

“There are some endangered species like black rhinos, penguins and bees because we hope that we can help stop the climate change and save endangered species in 2021.

“There’s also both of us on the cake, and the school and school badge because we hope we can go back to school soon. There’s a heart and a smiley face because we hope 2021 will be a happy year.”

Grosvenor is part of the North West Academies Trust, which runs schools across Cheshire and Shropshire, including Delamere Academy near Northwich, St Martin’s Academy, Hoole, and Acresfield Primary School, Upton, which are all rated outstanding.

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