CHILDREN at Powerstock School have been busy weighing, measuring rubbing, beating, modelling, colouring and piping.

They've thoroughly enjoyed being up to their elbows in flour, eggs and sugar for the school's first Bake-off charity event.

Children from all the classes made cakes in the morning to sell at their cake sale.

Headteacher Louise Greenham said: "They were also very excited to put their careful designs into action and make a "Show-Stopper" cake for each class.

" The theme this term was summer and all the children had put their heads together to come up with a cake which captured summer time for them.

"Ideas included The Seaside with sea creatures, mermaids and ice cream cones on Demerara "sand", a delicious Beehive honey cake swarming with bees and a flower garden cake featuring Oreo cookie "soil"!

The children also made cookies and cakes to sell and in total £68 for their chosen charity this term which is the Epilepsy Society.

The school has decided to make this a termly event with seasonal ideas for the Show Stopper and the children will be able to vote for a charity of their choice.

Mary and Chris Bunney, former chairman of governors from the village came to judge the show stoppers although they said they found it very difficult with the standard so high!