BAKE OFF: Top bakers Henry, Lincoln, Ryan, Emily, Isabelle, Hannah, Grace and Isla
BAKE OFF: Top bakers Henry, Lincoln, Ryan, Emily, Isabelle, Hannah, Grace and Isla

THE idea to host a bake-off competition as part of the annual harvest festival celebrations has gone down a storm at one dale school.

There was a huge turnout at Ingleton school to try out the winning treats, raising £225.76 for Macmillan Cancer Care.

The student council at Ingleton School asked if they could organise a cookery contest instead of the normal vegetable competition and more than 50 cakes, tray bakes, biscuits, muffins and cup cakes were entered by pupils.

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The children, with help from their parents and grandparents, baked their entries at home and brought them into school to be judged by teacher Katie Harris, a keen home baker who said she had a hard job deciding on the winners as the standard was so high.

Following the judging children attended a harvest festival service at the village church and then parents and the community were invited back to the school for teas and coffees and a slice or two of the sumptuous treats.

The school hall was also packed with villagers wanting to try the tasty-looking treats.