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Bake Off unites generations in Ash

Date: 06 May 2016

BakeMembers of the Ash community have been working in partnership, as a local school joined forces with Shawfield Day Centre for senior adults in a baking extravaganza.

Competing in their very own Great Community Bake Off, six pupils from Walsh C of E Junior school were paired with members of the social centre, in order to create and design ‘show stopping' cakes together.

The bakes were then judged by the Revd Keith Bristow of St Peter’s Church in Ash and Nicola Bassani, one of the diocese’s Community Connectors who spearheaded the intergenerational event.

The initiative forms part of an evolving partnership between Walsh C of E Junior School and Shawfield Day Centre, with pupils having previously interviewed members of the centre to develop their understanding of their community.

“The 'Bake Off' allowed two communities to celebrate the relationships shared between the young and young at heart.”

Community Connector, Nicola Bassani commented: “It’s brilliant to be able to see people from across the generations working together to make something good happen. The pupils from Walsh C of E Junior School are a fantastic example to others and I know that the senior adults at Shawfield really enjoyed getting to know them.”

Teacher at Walsh C of E School, Shelly Boyce added: “The 'Bake Off' allowed two communities to celebrate the relationships shared between the young and young at heart.”

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