On Tuesday 15 November, the final of this year’s Kirkham Grammar Junior School Bake Off Competition took place at the Senior School Boarding House kitchen. The Junior School welcomed BBC Great British Bake Off contestant, Dorret Conway again this year, as our guest judge. The Lower Junior finalists were Rosie Helliwell, Alice Wright and Alice Bunday and the Upper Junior finalists were Mia Carmichael, Bella Wiggins and April Wright. It was a shame, however, that Alice was poorly on the day of the final and was therefore unable to take part.
The Lower Junior children made scones and the Upper Junior children made chocolate cake. Beth, a reporter from That’s Lancashire, along with Holly on the camera, came along to join the event! The children all spoke brilliantly, each taking turns to be interviewed for the show that went on air that night. Dorret was on hand to provide little baking tips, however the children proved they were baking experts and worked independently to create their final showstoppers! At the end of the morning, Dorret, along with Infant Cookery Club expert, Mrs Anyon, had the challenging task of picking one winner for each recipe. Eventually, they decided to crown Rosie Helliwell as the Lower Junior winner for her amazingly light and fluffy scones and April Wright the Upper Junior winner for her mouth-watering chocolate cake! They were both presented with a KGJS Bake Off Winners apron and a Mary Berry ‘Baking Bible’ which Dorret kindly signed for both of them. The runners up also received KGJS Bake Off Finalist Runners-Up aprons and a signed photo from Dorret. The contestants were able to take their tasty delights to Senior School Headteacher, Mr Berry, for him to sample, who was extremely impressed with their baking skills! Dorret was able to join us for lunch at the Junior School to sample the delicious dinner menu which she said was extremely tasty!! Thank you very much to Dorret Conway and the ‘That’s Lancashire’ team for making this year’s KGJS Bake Off Final such a memorable experience for all involved.