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Students go to (meet) Hollywood

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood with students from Harding House School

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood with students from Harding House School

A group of budding bakers have met TV chef Paul Hollywood on a day out.

The students from Harding House School who have special needs, have been running a baking enterprise project, and they attended the Good Food Show in Birmingham where they met the Great British Bake Off judge.

To fund the trip, the students, nicknamed the Hampden Bakers produced various breads which staff and parents then purchased.

The management team at the NEC escorted staff and students as priority guests, while also arranging for them to meet and greet the TV chef.

Teacher Sue Moynehan said: “We were the only members of the public that were fortunate enough to meet Paul Hollywood on that day.

“He was very kind and took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.

“It was a fantastic experience for the students and they came home laden with photographs, autographs and lovely memories.”

The students also overcame some logistical difficulties as due to the rail company withdrawing their group travel rates the train fares costed more than the students had raised.

However, Chiltern Railways regional manager Mark Cooper came to the group’s rescue by allowing them to travel part of the way for free.

Sue added: “We would also like to extend a big thank you to Chiltern Rail for their gesture, without which we probably wouldn’t have made it to Birmingham at all.”

 

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