On Wednesday 10 April, six pairs of students were in fierce competition for the title of St Edmund’s Year 8 Master Chef 2019!
Tension simmered as the competition, organised by Mr Abraham and Mr Deeming, got underway. The rules were designed to mirror those of the popular TV competition “The Great British Bake Off” and were strictly adhered to. All chefs had two hours, to not only prepare an Easter themed cake, but also to clean and tidy away all equipment used.
The pressure was on and the kitchen soon became a melting pot of excitement as each pair began mixing their culinary creations! Teamwork was the name of the game as each team coordinated their efforts to achieve everything in the two-hour time limit. Not all was smooth sailing, however, but excellent teamwork and effective collaboration saved the day! Mr Deeming said, “It was an absolute pleasure to see all of the representatives from all the forms plan, prepare, and bake some amazing creations. All the groups encountered several problems but the students managed to work through and overcome them. It was a true reflection of what Technology is all about; creativity, planning, problem solving and of course, a range of practical skills. I am so proud of them all. Well done.”
The team of judges consisted of Mrs. Hazeldine, Principal of St Edmund’s Catholic Academy, as well as Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs. Letheren, Assistant Principals. All the judges were very impressed and were very complimentary about the teamwork and effort that had gone into producing such creative cakes. Mr Abraham, Head of Year 8, said, “All pupils worked incredibly hard and surprised me with how good the cakes were that they made. Seeing year 8 pupils work so hard towards something, makes me proud to be their Head of Year.”
Congratulations to the winning team: Hannah and Oliver, 8NK. In second place were Katie and Rose, 8JD and in joint third place were Leoni and Caroline, 8AK and Katie and Rose, 8JD. Also, well done to our other competitors: Olivia and Karanveer, 8AJ, Maja and Shad, 8AA and Shani and Kaydn, 8LD.