Pupils at Ilsham C of E Academy bake gifts for their local community

Pupils at Ilsham Church of England Academy, which is part of the Learning Academy Partnership (LAP), have been spreading joy through the delivery of delicious baked goods.

The shape of the biscuits were decided by an academy-wide competition, where pupils submitted their best designs. The teachers then took the children to distribute the baked goods to workers at shops and businesses close to the school, to help give back to their local community.

The winning design, which belonged to Year 6 pupil Francesca, was in the shape of a gingerbread bell and Pudsey bear. Working closely with the Trust’s Catering Manager, Linda Keiller, the children adopted the winning design and worked together to prepare the biscuits.

Each child who created a design was involved in every stage of the process from start to finish. Lots of fun was had with the preparation and decoration before hand-delivering each gift with a handwritten message from the children on Children in Need Day.

The pupils really enjoyed creating the exciting designs and bringing a smile to lots of faces while delivering the biscuits.

Jake Grinsill, Interim Head of Ilsham C of E Academy, said: 

“We are unique in our location rooted in and amongst our community. As we recover from the pandemic, we wanted to take the opportunity to reconnect and open up a world of further opportunities for our children, which exist right on our doorstep.”

Pupils at Ilsham C of E Academy bake gifts for their local community