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Batley Bake Off

At the end of the autumn term students competed in Batley’s very own version of a national favourite, the Bake-Off.

On Tuesday 11 December students from all four house teams were invited to bring their own baking for the first round of the competition, there was a good turnout with almost 30 entries. After initial judging by staff, some of which was very tough, we determined eight finalists (two from each house) to go into the Bake-Off on the final day of term. A House cake-sale ensued, selling the cake made and raising over £30 for our chosen charity which is Kirkwood Hospice.

On Friday 14 December the final took place, each contestant was offered the opportunity to showcase their talents in a ‘showstopper’ challenge as well as a technical challenge, which was set by Mr Linkins and Mrs Kilby, chief judges. The challenge allowed three hours in total and contestants were also judged on their organisation and skill. Various staff members were invited to help judge and others simply came to lend their support throughout the afternoon which was really rewarding to see. The skill and creativity on show was really amazing, especially as most of the contestants came from our younger year groups. This is the third year of running this competition and the quality of the finished pieces really was the best we have experienced.

In the end the judges ruled that the technical challenge had been won by Jenna Noake, with Heena Wasim in 2nd and Reese Barlow in 3rd place. The showstopper went to the wire with some superb skill being shown by our very youngest competitors. Positions for the showstopper were: 1st place to Jacob Auty; 2nd to Jenna Noake and 3rd to Heena Wasim (her cake-based disaster was not enough to put off the judges!). This meant the overall winning house was Lee, with Benstead 2nd and Akroyd/Talbot joint 3rd.

A huge well done to all involved!

Position

Technical

Showstopper

1st

Jenna

Jacob

2nd

Heena

Jenna

3rd

Reese

Heena

4th

Dominic

Becca

5th

Rumaysa

Reese

6th

Jacob

Easaa

7th

Becca

Rumaysa

8th

Easaa

Dominic

 

Overall Standings

Akroyd

Rumaysah Farooq 8JSM (Joint 4th overall)

Dominic Howieson 7MMW (5th overall)

 

Benstead

Becca Martin 9SHU (Joint 4th overall)

Jacob Auty 7JRN (Joint 3rd overall)

 

Lee

Jenna Noake 8MMP (1st overall)

Heena Wasim 10JJE (2nd overall)

 

Talbot

Easaa Mulla 7JWP (6th overall)

Reese Barlow 8AB (Joint 3rd overall)