The Atherstone Cake Auction:
Following last year’s successful Cake Auction, the Student Leadership Team decided to host another one on a larger scale, at the ‘Royal Welcome to Atherstone’ Concert on Friday 16th December. With the amazing response from both students and parents we enjoyed a truly excellent start to fundraising at Atherstone Campus.
Students were split into groups and they had about 4 weeks to decide between them on a cake design to link with our theme; ‘The Royal Monarchy and Britishness’. We then spent Thursday 15th December decorating the cakes, with the groups having one lesson to complete them – a challenging task amidst clouds of icing sugar, glacier mint fumes, silver spray paint, and an excess of gold sugar balls, but also hilarious fun!
The top ten cakes were chosen by our head teacher and secretary and reserved for auction on the afternoon of our concert. The remaining 24 cakes were betted on during the intervals – the lucky person who placed the most money on the cake won it. We then auctioned off the top 10 best cakes during the afternoon.
Thanks to the Year 11 girls, whose stunning cake masterpiece raised the most money: £420! Also a MASSIVE thank you to Charlton Ellis, our enthusiastic auctioneer, who pulled in a most amazing total of £4,414.70!