Baking for key workers
Inspired by a weekly ‘ virtual bake-off’ outside of school and the ‘cooking live’ sessions provided by Food Studies teacher Mrs Irons as part of distance learning, Junior Girl Megan has been baking delicious treats for the key workers and elderly residents in her neighbourhood.
The highlight of her week, Year 6 pupil Megan has been entering her dishes into a virtual baking competition and recently created a rainbow cake in honour of the wonderful NHS and key workers. Megan’s grandparents were disappointed they couldn’t try her cake, sparking an idea to share some to people in Megan’s neighbourhood. After sending a message to their neighbours to find out who would like some cake, Megan and her family delivered slices of cake to their doorsteps as part of their daily walk.
Megan has since received some lovely messages of appreciation and decided to repeat the gesture with her triple choc chip cookies baked as part Tuesday’s ‘Cooking Live’ session with Mrs Irons. Planning to continue baking and deliver more treats during lockdown, including scones for VE day, Megan commented: “I love baking and sharing the things I have made. I wanted to show my appreciation to our amazing key workers and bring some happiness to people who are alone at the moment.”
Kerry Irons, Senior Girls Food Studies teacher, praised Megan’s generosity: “It is wonderful to see Megan sharing her baking with her neighbours. Baking is not just a great way to relieve stress and unwind but can also help to boost a pupil’s development, including enhancing fine motor skills, teaching maths and scientific concepts as well increasing attention and focus and attention, making it a perfect activity for distance learning.”