Skills Academy students bake for Easter
The Skills Academy year two students were recently taught the importance and relevance of Simnel Cake and Hot Cross Buns at Easter and put this learning into practice with the creation of these wonderful Easter treats.
They participated in an Easter Bake Off on the 27th March, in which they were required to produce a batch of both and during the process they learnt about the relevance of both dishes and why they are served at Easter.
“Making these cakes and buns led to some interesting and informative discussion on both the crucifixion and the eleven disciples of Jesus (who are represented on the Simnel Cake). This was a great way to embed religion and learning whilst they were involved with something technically challenging.”
The final products were raffled on Thursday evening in the College’s Avenue 141 restaurant, much to the pleasure of the customers. One commented:
“Wonderful presentation and taste – far better than anything you get in the shops.”
The Skills Academy students are aged between 14-16 years and making cakes and buns of this quality is a testament to their dedication and commitment to their course and future career.