Gosberton Academy serves a fine brew for a good cause

Andrew Blair (back) with pupils and staff of Gosberton Academy at the school's Macmillan Coffee Afternoon for which a range of delicious cakes were backed to draw in the community and raise money for the cancer charity.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Andrew Blair (back) with pupils and staff of Gosberton Academy at the school's Macmillan Coffee Afternoon for which a range of delicious cakes were backed to draw in the community and raise money for the cancer charity. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Children, staff and parents at Gosberton Academy hosted a traditional English tea party for Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday.

The school invited families from the community to sample a range of cakes, including gateaux, Victoria sponges, scones, chocolate brownies, cupcakes, muffins and marble cake to raise money for the cancer charity.

Members of the School Council came up with the idea and teacher Andrew Blair said: “This is the first Macmillan Coffee Afternoon we’ve had at the school and there were some wonderful cakes baked by children from reception class, right up to Year Six.

“A great deal of work went into it, but we couldn’t have done it without the brilliant help of the Parents, Teachers and Friends’ Association.”

Pupils from each year group were also entered into a cake competition judged by the School Council whose members commended Rhianna Rolfe for her “excellent cakes”.

The winners were Tom Parker (Reception), Sophie McGee (Year One), Gracie Dyke (Year Two), Gracie and Millie Cowling (Years Three and Five respectively), Madison and Archie Austen (Year 4 and Reception respectively), Zandi and George Sadeeq (Years Three and Five respectively) and Zoe Barber (Year Six).

Gosberton Academy pupil Fiona Glenville casts her eyes over some of the cakes at the school's Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gosberton Academy pupil Fiona Glenville casts her eyes over some of the cakes at the school's Macmillan Coffee Afternoon. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Head of School Sarah Gray said: “We’re working very, very hard this year to make Gosberton Academy a really strong, community school and it’s fantastic that so many people came to support this event.

“As a school, we have an open door policy and work with families so that we can together get better outcomes for the children.”

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We’re working very, very hard this year to make Gosberton Academy a really strong, community school and we’re very grateful for the support we’ve had

Sarah Gray, head of Gosberton Academy

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