IT was a case of ready, steady, bake when prospective parents and children were treated to a European-themed Bake Off event at a Barnoldswick high school’s open evening.

Ahead of the open evening at West Craven High School, the Food Technology and Modern Foreign Languages departments at the school collaborated for design ideas and the best were selected for baking on the night.

During the open evening, the students then set to work on their creation, holding their nerves and showcasing their skills and handiwork, while visiting parents and students looked on and voted for their favourite.

The standard was high and the winner and the runner up were separated by only four points.

Year 9 student Jake Thompson was crowned the West Craven European Bake Off champion with his Hamburger from Hamburg via the USA, with Nicole Bailey coming a close second for her suitcase design.

Amy Boothman placed third with her apple strudel, and each of the triumphant trio received a voucher for their efforts.

Bake Off winner Jake Thompson, 13, said: “I am very pleased that I won, I would like to thank my dad for allowing me to practice at home. I am going to buy some Xbox games with my voucher.”

West Craven High School’s deputy principal Claire Watson said: “Thank you to all the contestants for making this a successful and enjoyable evening and a big thank you to Mrs King and Miss Leatham for all their hard work.

“Our Year 6 open evening was a well-attended event. As staff, we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to showcase the brilliant work our students produce, as well as the fantastic resources and facilities on offer at the academy.

“The staff would like to pass on their gratitude to our current students who helped to make the night such a wonderful event too.

“We also look forward to seeing some of the Year 6 students we met on the evening attending our induction days later on in the year.”