Bake Off competition brings House families together

House families at St George's College gathered together recently for this year's Junior Inter-House Bake Off competition. 

Three students from each house were tasked with baking a Victoria Sandwich cake. This technical challenge allowed the students to show their respective head of house their skill in making this classic dish. Judged on colour, flavour, texture and uniformity, the heads of house selected one of their students to go through to the final, the 'show stopper' round. It was not an easy task, but the staff were more than happy to taste the cakes made!

In the ‘show stopper’ round, there were six competitors (one from each house) putting their ‘own twist’ on the Victoria Sandwich recipe. Family members from each house joined their chosen baker in the kitchen and cheered them on throughout the competition. The judges were extremely impressed with all the students’ efforts and after some lengthy discussions, the winners were... King. Well done to King and to all of the competitors.

Within each house at St George's College there are roughly 20 'house families' and these have been created to support the students throughout their time with us. The families are made up of two ‘grand-parents’ from the Lower and Upper Sixth, two ‘parents’ from the Fourth and Fifth Year, an older ‘sibling’ in the Third Year and two younger ‘siblings’ from the First and Second Year. As with all families there will be a mix of different personalities within each group. Each person will bring to their family their own unique set of skills and experiences which hopefully they will feel able to share with the rest of their group.

Each family has been created, taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of each member. Students are intended to benefit from the wisdom and experience of their older ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’, ‘parents’ or ‘grandparents’. The children will be encouraged to communicate their worries and concerns to their family members and the whole unit will aim to look after one another, with regular, yet informal meetings encouraged by staff to build these relationships.

4 June 2019

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