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Principal's Blog - Friday 30th June

posted 30 Jun 2017, 05:29 by Karen Bricknell

I am so proud of Ellie Brackenbury and Emily Saneha who won the 2017 Create and Cook Competition this week. They fought off stiff opposition from their Hampshire and Sussex rivals at the regional cookery competition final, held at Newlyns Cookery School near Hook in Hampshire. Over 50 entries were received from over the South of England. The girls were selected as one of four pairs of children that were successful to get to the Southern Regional Final. Their challenge was to design and cook a 2-course meal using as many local ingredients as possible. Their winning menu was:

Main: Tagliatelle with chicken, bacon and wild mushroom sauce, with a side of mixed leaf salad with Gallybagger crisps.

Desert: Lemon and raspberry Mille feuille with a raspberry coulis, lemon biscuit crumb, a popping candy chocolate spoon and a quenelle of vanilla cream.

Ellie and Emily were praised by the judges for excellent teamwork and for showing more culinary skill than any of the other teams. Jane Devonshire, winner of Masterchef 2016, fed back to the girls and presented their prize. She said,

"The pasta was lovely and soft and thin and the chicken so juicy and tender. The pastry was exceptional, crumbly, flaky and just beautiful. I was inspired by your attention to detail."



A huge congratulations to Mrs Clarke, Teacher in The Cove who won her fifth gold medal for Hammer throwing at the Island Games this week; this is an incredible achievement. I look forward to hearing how students Megan King and Kirren Shaw get on.



It has been lovely to see all the Year 6 students enjoying their Intake days this week and I have been extremely impressed with their transition projects.


We look forward to welcoming back Year 11 students back to the Academy next week for Sixth Form Induction.



Enjoy your weekend


Claire Charlemagne