STUDENTS at a Runcorn academy will participate in a world record breaking event. 

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is joining its fellow 25 academies in the Trust to do a nationwide baking session that will break a Guinness World Record title. 

Hundreds of teachers, leaders, and students will bake along with a virtual cooking lesson with food design teachers, streamed from Broadland High Ormiston Academy in Norfolk.  

They will all follow a tutorial, learn about baking techniques, and produce their own delicious mango galette to celebrate their new record. 

Dan Woods, lead practitioner for food design and technology, Ormiston Academies Trust said:

“This is a really exciting challenge for our academies, and we have all been working extremely hard to prepare for the big day.   

“It was great to see so many of our staff and students get involved in The Great Ormiston Bake last year and so we’re really excited to take our baking passion to the world stage through our Guinness World Records title attempt.” 

More than 3,000 students competed to take home the prestigious baking title for their academy in the popular event last year. 

With this year’s event taking place during National Baking Week, the academies have been hard at work preparing the exotic ingredients, technical baking equipment and finetuning the galette’s recipe to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. 

Academies from all regions will participate in the record-breaking lesson, from Grimsby, to the Isle of Wight, and from Birmingham to Norfolk.  

The challenge will also cross all ages, with pupils from primary school, all the way up to OAT’s executive leadership team, including those in IT, finance, health and safety, and marketing being encouraged to pick up their mixing bowls and whisks for the day. 

The current Guinness World Records title for ‘The Largest Baking Lesson (Multiple Venues)’ stands at 497 people and the determined schools and students hope to smash the title by more than 150 extra people.  

Following their attempt, an official Guinness World Records adjudicator will confirm if the record is broken and award the prestigious certificate. 

“It is a really excellent chance for our students to learn more about professional baking techniques and get involved in their school community to be a part of something they can be really proud of,” Dan added.