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Cooking up a charity treat

Big-hearted hospitality and catering students created culinary delights to sell and raise money for the RSPCA.

Chocolate cookies, sausage rolls, millionaire’s shortbread and cheese straws were all on the menu thanks to the initiative by a Year 11 student.

Amy Garner decided she wanted to do something to help the animal charity as we head towards a busy time of year for its staff and volunteers.

“It’s winter and some animals are getting left out, the RSPCA gets really busy and we want to help them all have a good life,” she said.

There was a distinct aroma of delicious food in the air around the cookery area where the Year 11 group was helped by another from Year 10 and a group of EAL students who also took to their baking sheets. Together they raised a fantastic £165.88 for the charity.

Students Christie and Ryan were among the Year 11s working hard to keep up supplies as the food was being sold in the Eden area.

Both of them said they were enjoying their charity bake-off and hoped to raise as much money as they could for the charity.

Mrs Tjurina, subject lead for food, said she was delighted with the support Amy’s idea had attracted from other students.

“It was entirely down to Amy and the Year 10 and EAL group also supported her in baking for the charity. It is a really nice thing for the students to be a part of,” she said.