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Sweet Success For Year 9 – But Charity Is The Real Winner

Students proved they had the perfect blend of baking skills and sweet salesmanship as they competed to raise more than £1,200 for cancer care.

Moseley Park played host to its annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday. This year’s event had a sugary twist, with year groups competing to see who could bring in the most money for the charity.

In the end it proved to be the icing on the cake for Year 9, who raised £319.61 of the impressive £1235.27 total.

The competition had been brewing all week with friendly rivalry between Heads of Year, who were all convinced they had victory in the bag.

Several year groups had been accused of crumby behaviour for starting to sell cakes from the start of the week, but got their just desserts when Year 9 proved they could bake well and had the selling skills to ensure everyone found something that was just their cup of tea on the day.

Miss Jones, who organised the event, said she was absolutely delighted. “Last year the whole event raised just over £250, so I was amazed by this year’s total. Students, staff and parents worked together for a very good cause and a bit of friendly rivalry certainly made all the difference. Ultimately the real winner was the charity and everyone should be very proud of their efforts.”