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CBA students win BWT Bake Off title

Fantastic bakers from across the Brooke Weston Trust showed off their talents at the third annual Great BWT Bake Off.

Corby Business Academy (CBA) Year 8 students Teegan McCardie, Edward Boaden and Joe Shirlaw and Year 9 student William Gerrard were picked as the winners by an independent panel of judges at yesterday’s final.

It is the second time CBA has won the title and this year its bakers faced stiff competition in the final from strong teams of bakers from Corby Technical School and Kettering Science Academy.

CBA Restaurant Manager Chris Lapsley said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have won.

“This result is down to a fantastic team effort from everyone.”

CBA Senior Assistant Principal Andrea Callender presented the winners with the Bake Off trophy.

She said: “This is the third time the Brooke Weston Trust has held this contest. It is a fantastic project and it seems to get better every year.

“I would like to thank all the students from Kettering Science Academy, Corby Technical School and Corby Business Academy for putting in so much effort into producing these wonderful dishes.

“I would also like to thank all the staff who support the Bake Off.”

Corby Technical School Teacher David Harley helped its students to prepare for the competition.

He said: “Our students worked really well together and I was particularly impressed with the mini Victoria sponges they made.

“We had a very young team and they fantastically well to come second in the competition.”

Kettering Science Academy Catering Manager Alan Sewell added: “We had a fantastic day and our students put in a lot of effort into the competition.”

During the final the students had to produce an afternoon tea for four people including four sweet dishes, two savoury dishes and a drink.

The CBA team chose the Rio Olympics as their theme, CTS chose the Tour De France and KSA chose American Independence Day.

(CBA Senior Assistant Principal Andrea Callender is pictured presenting the trophy to the team from CBA)

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