Primary school children take part in Briar Hill charity bake-off

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pupils at Northampton’s Briar Hill Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, took part in their very own bake-off to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

An incredible £587 was raised for the charity, which will help to provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

Pupils sold a variety of homemade cakes to their teachers, friends and staff in order to raise funds.

As part of the specially held event, pupils and staff also held their own cake-decorating stall, a hot dog stall and offered the chance to compete in a football penalty shoot-out.

Janey Cooksley, Headteacher at Briar Hill Primary School, said: “For a small primary school to raise such a fantastic amount of money is truly amazing, so a big thank you to the entire school community!

“We know that this money will make a huge difference to people who need this support the most. I am so proud of everyone for their incredible fundraising efforts.

“We look forward to holding many more fundraising events throughout the year.”


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Briar Hill Primary School is at the centre of its local community, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere and embracing the values of community support.

Alongside providing academic excellence, building a strong community encourages pupils to leave school as well-rounded individuals and valued members of society.