Beeston Bake-Off for new school playground

Beeston families got baking this last month to raise funds for a new school playground – with 50+ entries of cakes, buns, biscuits and snacks entered into a ‘Bake Off’ competition at Beeston Primary School on Monday (26 March 2018).

The judging panel – which featured Sharon Swift from the Whistlestop Pub, Malcolm Morrison from Beeston Co-op, and me for South Leeds Life – were very impressed by all the entries. Lots of time and effort had clearly been put into the baking – and at times intricate decoration of cakes, buns and biscuits. We also took into account taste, originality, and interesting ideas (which ranged from Easter bunnies to Star Wars). Three prizes were awarded in each category after much deliberation and debate – then the cakes were sold to the children and teachers of the school, and promptly disappeared!

The event was organised by the Friends of Beeston Primary School PTA (Parent Teacher Assocation) to raise funds for a project they are calling ‘Operation Playground’. This scheme aims to refurbish the school’s worn-out outdoor play areas – to help the 700 children at the school to stay active, and enjoy imaginative outdoor play. Further events are set to follow later this year – and the PTA are especially looking for local businesses who can offer support.


This post was written by Tania Carlisle using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.