A RUNCORN academy has baked its way to a winning Guinness World Record title.

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, along with several other academies within the trust, joined a gigantic baking lesson.

The aim was to host the biggest baking session in existence.

More than 700 pupils joined the online baking lesson on zoom this month.

Now they are officially crowned a Guinness World Record title holder as part of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)’s nationwide baking lesson.

Schools across the UK took part in a virtual cooking lesson, with 50 students from Sandymoor Ormiston Academy and Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy on their aprons to learn how to create a delicious, record-breaking mango galette.

In an official presentation ceremony, Guinness World Records adjudicator confirmed that OAT has beaten the previous record, which stood at 497 people, with an incredible 713 budding bakers taking part in the live tutorial.

Travis Bivens-Alderson, a year five pupil at Ormiston South Parade Academy in Grimsby, said: “I really enjoyed taking part with my class and teachers, breaking a world record. It was very exciting. They also tasted beautiful.”

Runcorn and Widnes World: More than 700 students participatedMore than 700 students participated (Image: OBA)

The ambitious attempt follows the Trust’s The Great Ormiston Bake competition last year, where over 3,000 students competed to take home the prestigious baking title for their academy. Now, students and staff are celebrating together as they are officially confirmed a part of Guinness World Records history.

Dan Woods, lead practitioner for food design and technology, Ormiston Academies Trust said: “We are so proud of all our academies, staff, and students for getting involved with this exciting challenge.

“It was great to see how much all our bakers across the country enjoyed creating their galettes, and the icing on the cake was to hear the Guinness World Records team confirm that we have officially broken the previous record.”