With exams almost over for the year, pupils and staff alike are being encouraged to turn their energy to enjoying various enrichment activities, broadening their minds and allowing the pressures of exams to ease away during the Bedford School ‘Well-being Week’.

What better way to kick-start feelings of well-being than to enjoy a slice of delicious home-baked cake? Members of staff were invited to enter into a baking competition where they were tasked with baking a ‘showstopper’ cake. In true Great British Bake Off style, the cakes were judged by Sixth Form boys in a blind tasting session.

The competition was stiff, with bakers taking the competition very seriously. Cakes were judged on appearance, taste and moistness, and were also given a difficulty rating.

We are delighted to report that in joint third place was Ms Spyropoulos with her ‘piñata’ Malteser cake and Mrs Beale, Miss Jackson and Mrs Harbinson (on behalf of the Maths department) with a rather uniquely decorated Venn diagram cake. In second place, with a stunningly simple ‘Bedford School’ branded cake, was Mr Gracie who made the cake with his daughter. However, it was Mr Peters who scooped first place with his eye-catching ‘upside-down ice cream’ layer cake, which, the judges commented, “Came top in all areas.”

The cakes were then taken to the ‘Well-being’ café in The Quarry Theatre bar, where they were sold to raise money for the school’s charities. Boys and staff were able to enjoy their cake in the lunchtime sunshine, while listening to live music from Mr Nicholl.  

The quintessence of well-being!

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