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Primary and secondary students from across the Cabot Learning Federation came together to battle for glory in the trust’s annual CLF Big Bake competition.

Pupils from schools in Bristol and Weston took part in a fiercely competitive contest to prove their baking prowess and be crowned as champions.

The Primary winners were Olivia Boardman, Rhiana Ahmed from Uphill Village Academy. The secondary winners were a team from Lime Hills Academy.

Held this year at Winterstoke Hundred Academy, the competition saw a team from each CLF school invited to participate in the third annual bake-off.

Showcasing the bakers’ creative flair and technical ability, each school team presented six cupcakes with the theme of the ‘environment’ to CLF CEO Steve Taylor and special guest judge and Junior Bake-Off runner-up Robbie Hedges.

The amazing selection of cupcakes were blind tasted, and points were awarded for taste and links to the main theme of the environment.

While the cake tasting took place, the oven gloves were off in a live technical challenge. Primary school pupils were asked to design and make a pizza while secondary pupils were challenged to make (and flip!) the perfect pancake. These again were marked by the judges and added to each academy’s overall score.

Before the winners were announced, judges praised the baking on display and noted the incredible effort students had put into the competition. Judging the competition were Steve Taylor CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation, Tony Searle Principal of Hans Price Academy, Marianne Stewart Pastry Chef, and Claire Morris local restaurateur and North Somerset Liberal Democrat councillor.

Kate Richardson, CLF Executive Principal, said, “The CLF Big Bake is a great opportunity to inspire our future bakers, and show pupils they are a part of something bigger; our wider CLF family of schools.

“Today has been brilliant, so big thanks to all of our wonderful pupils for taking part.”