Things get heated in the kitchen as Dundale hosts cupcake bake off to mark opening of food technology room

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Things got hot in the kitchen when Dundale Primary School staff including headteacher Allan Lowe went head-to-head in a cupcake bake off to mark the opening of a new food technology room.

Thousands of pounds have been splashed out on the new facility including £15,000 that had been raised by the Dundale School Association, made up of staff and parents.

Food technology room launch at Dundale School, Tring.   Competitors, from left, Ray England, Alison Williams, Andrea Kelly, Becky Capstick, and Allan Lowe. Andrea Kelly was the winner. Also pictured, Tring Mayor Roxanne Ransley opening the food technology room with Allan 'Lowe and Andrea Kelly.

Food technology room launch at Dundale School, Tring. Competitors, from left, Ray England, Alison Williams, Andrea Kelly, Becky Capstick, and Allan Lowe. Andrea Kelly was the winner. Also pictured, Tring Mayor Roxanne Ransley opening the food technology room with Allan 'Lowe and Andrea Kelly.

On Friday, the new facility – previously a computer room that was no longer needed after wireless laptops were introduced at the Tring school – was officially opened and the town’s mayor Roxanne Ransley helped with the bake off judging.

The winner was Andrea Kelly, manager of the Orchard Children’s Centre, which is based on the same site as the Silk Mill Way school, for her delicious cupcakes.

Other bake off competitors were school secretary Alison Williams, caretaker Ray England and Year One teacher Beckey Capstick.

Headteacher Mr Lowe said: “It was a great afternoon. We had lots of fun and obviously it is the taking part that matters.”

Afterwards there was a cake sale, tombola and quiz.

The food technology room is used on a daily basis by youngsters, not just to learn about cooking healthy meals, but to also put math, science and other skills into practice.

“The children love going into the room,” said Mr Lowe.