Clere pupils Mae Wells and Abi Stanford wow judges to win "S" Word cookery competition

Mae Wells and Abi Stanford, in the red aprons, take part in the

Mae Wells and Abi Stanford, in the red aprons, take part in the "S" Word cookery competition

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TWO students from a north Hampshire school wowed judges with their culinary skills.

Year 8 students, Mae Wells, 12 and Abi Stanford, 13, from The Clere School, in Earlstone Common, Burghclere, were the winners of the “S” Word cookery competition.

Participants worked in pairs to plan and cook a two-course menu, using locally produced and seasonal food, for under £8.

They were judged by Rosemary Weech, from Newbury-based Rosemary and Thyme Catering, and Jane Staunton, from Jane Staunton Catering, in Hermitage, Berkshire.

The winning menu cooked up by the pair saw judges tuck into a butternut squash soup with soda bread and venison sausages with seasonal mashed potato.

Organised by Education Business Partnership West Berkshire, theaim was to teach children a variety of skills and raise interest in the importance of healthy food.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree