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Diversity and Dessert

The Social Justice Society took a tasty stand for diversity before half term with their Rainbow Cake Competition, aiming to raise awareness for people who face discrimination worldwide due to gender or sexuality. The competitors also had the exclusive chance to have their dishes sampled by guest judge and Great British Bake Off alumnus Howard Middleton.

Budding bakers in Senior School were tasked with making a rainbow-themed cake with the most creative design and best taste. Howard, who competed in Season 4 of the popular show putting amateur bakers to the test, used his expertise to evaluate each entry, deciding on the best cake with other judges at the event.

Leader of the Social Justice Society Evie organised the competition to raise money for Amnesty International in honour of February’s LGBT History Month. She commented, “There’s not a lot of LGBT-related events that have been done in school in the past, and I think this is an easy way for pupils and staff to get involved with supporting it - after all, everyone loves cake!”

The competition was a great success and drew a crowd at lunch, with everyone eager to get a taste of the multicoloured desserts. After careful deliberation and filling up on all the creative competition entries, the judges gave first place to Anavi from Grey, followed closely by Sophia in Shirreff and Laura in Grey. The Rainbow Cake Competition raised £75 for Amnesty International with the following bake sale.

For any pupils interested in discussing and supporting the LGBT community, Year 13 LGBT+ Prefect Yasmin runs the LGBT+ club every lunchtime on Wednesday Week B in Music 1.

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