Great British Afternoon Tea

Two pupils from Blackrod Primary School have won the final of a Great British Afternoon Tea competition which was held at Rivington and Blackrod High School.

The competition was held for students from local primary schools and was sponsored by Horwich Rotary Club.  The competition enabled students from year 4 and year 5 to showcase their cookery skills, creativity and come up with imaginative recipes for their afternoon tea menus. The final had been the accumulation of mini heats within each school where parents and governors had been invited to sample the delights of the afternoon tea designs. The winning menu is being showcased at an exhibition which the school is hosting as part of its 450 year celebrations.   

Riya Hasija and Ellanor Purtill, year 5 students from Blackrod Primary School won first prize having designed a classic afternoon tea menu.  They made a variety of sandwiches including cheese and homemade chutney, and served it with homemade cakes and desserts and a pot of tea.  The judges praised their attention to detail, creativity, taste, texture and overall presentation in line with the theme of the ‘Great British Afternoon Tea’.

St Catherine’s Primary School, St Mary’s RC Primary School Chorley New Road and Horwich Parish Primary School all took part – showcasing afternoon tea menus including a seaside themed afternoon tea with popcorn cakes and edible sand and another which had an individually designed tea cup napkin holder.  It was a difficult choice for judges and all young people did exceptionally well.

The winning team won a bakery kit comprising of a recipe book each, a £10 google play voucher and bakery equipment and ingredients.

Amanda Ferson, Head of Food Technology commented, “All of the entries were of an exceptionally high standard and each student showed creativity and motivation.  They had really thought about their entries.  The excitement of the challenge inspired students to create a great menu.  We had excellent feedback from all students who took part and we would like to thank all students who participated, Horwich Rotary Club and the staff and schools who took part.”