Cultural twists brought to the table

On Friday Buckswood students and parents took part in a bake off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer research.

The previous week, students took a lesson out of their busy timetable to take part in the traditional apple pick, collecting apples from the school’s extensive orchards ready to turn into a variety of treats  and, just this week, students were collecting grapes from the school’s vineyard, part of their wider education about the importance of locally sourced produce.

Apple Bake Sale

The annual event was attended by numerous parents and is part of the school’s wider community and charity focus. Co-principal Kevin Samson said: “Buckswood is home to 33 different nationalities, so it was great to see the students bringing their own cultural twists to the table which ensured lot’s of variety and a successful event.

“We are still busily counting the proceeds but we believe over £300 has been raised for Macmillan, which is great news.”

Students used the school’s kitchen and cooking room facilities from early in the morning to prepare their dishes and these were sold throughout the day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related

From Swan Gardens to the Sea

Old Town residents Brian and Bob are the volunteers who regularly remove the drug paraphernalia and broken vodka bottles left by teenagers in Swan Gardens at the bottom of the High Street.  The Gardens are currently suffering from a plague of brown tail moth caterpillers and are therefore out-of-bounds but that doesn’t stop the drug […]

New pedestrian crossing on The Ridge

Local people are able to cross a busy road more safely following the recent completion of a new pedestrian crossing on The Ridge. East Sussex Highways installed the pedestrian crossing to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill, providing safer and easier access to St Helen’s church, Hastings Court Oakland Care Home, Hastings Cemetery, […]