It was amazing to watch Clara taking part in an episode of Blue Peter earlier this term. She was helping to demonstrate how to make the trifle chosen as the national pudding to celebrate the Queens Jubilee this summer along with a finalist in the Bake Off. It is an amazing achievement to be chosen to take part and must have been an incredible experience. The trifle looked delicious. It is on my list to make this summer when I have a little more time on my hands! Well done Clara. We are very proud of you. Do watch the episode if you haven’t seen it. Mrs Clutton.
After I’d found out that Blue Peter was looking for participants with pudding ideas for their Platinum Jubilee Special, I had a light-bulb moment and immediately put myself forward for the opportunity. My proposal was shortlisted for an interview, and after the audition in February, I was finally told in May that my application was successful, and I would be joining the BP presenter Richie and Bake-off finalist Chigs to bake the Platinum Jubilee Pudding! I was over the moon to hear the news!
While I love trifles, I had never made one myself before. I was hoping I could apply all the skills I had learnt from our Food Tech lessons to good use and not make a mess. The filming atmosphere was friendly and Rocco the other young baker was hilarious! The BP team was wonderful, everything was well-prepared, and we finished filming bang on time within 5 hours as planned.
After filming, I did wonder how I’d look on TV as I was not in my best form as the night before filming; I was too excited and stayed up late. Luckily, the amazing BP team has managed to show the best sides of all of us. Celebrating Britain’s longest-serving reigning monarch’s Platinum Jubilee on the longest-running children’s TV programme in the UK, it’s no doubt one of the most special baking experiences I’ve ever had!
Clara B, Year 7