Grammar Bake-Off rises to the occasion

Twelve-year-old Mya Kinnin's Victoria sponge earned her the top prize. The other class winners were Tanisha Misselbrook (yule log); William Hassall (biscuits); Benjamin Morgan (mince pies) and Holly Culshaw (muffins)

Twelve-year-old Mya Kinnin's Victoria sponge earned her the top prize. The other class winners were Tanisha Misselbrook (yule log); William Hassall (biscuits); Benjamin Morgan (mince pies) and Holly Culshaw (muffins)

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Over 100 Ramsey Grammar School students donned their aprons to take part in the inaugural ‘Great Grammar Bake-Off’ at the weekend.

Supported by the school’s food technology department, the baking contest was the undisputed highlight of a coffee morning hosted by the Rotary Club of Ramsey on Saturday at Ramsey Town Hall.

The Rotary Club of Ramsey holding a Coffee morning and the Great Grammar Bake Off, where student from Ramsey Grammar School bake cakes for a competition''Elaine Taylor, from Taylormade cakes

The Rotary Club of Ramsey holding a Coffee morning and the Great Grammar Bake Off, where student from Ramsey Grammar School bake cakes for a competition''Elaine Taylor, from Taylormade cakes

Taking in Victoria sponges, yule logs, biscuits, mince pies and muffins, there were over 100 entries across the five classes. The students baked their wares at school on Friday before facing the judges the next day.

The ingredients were supplied by sponsors Ramsey Bakery, Isle of Man Creameries and Faraghers Manx Free Range Eggs, and their representatives joined Jane Hooson-Owen of the WI and Elaine Taylor of Taylor Made Cakes on the judging panel.

Twelve-year-old Mya Kinnin beat the other class winners to take the top prize for her Victoria sponge,

Ramsey Rotary Club vice president Marc Pons-Burt said: ‘It was a really successful day. There were over 100 entries and some of them were absolutely brilliant.’

He added: ‘I believe there were a few more that may have been eaten before they got to the judges, but it’s the thought that counts!’

The club also presented the Paul Harris Fellowship to David Trace, the outgoing head teacher of Ramsey Grammar School, in recognition of his years of service to the community.

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