MP Jo Churchill judges Haughley Crawford’s Primary School with Palmers Bakery
Jo Churchill had her cake but couldn’t eat it, in taking a break from Brexit votes to judge a baking-themed art competition.
The Bury constituency MP was invited to Haughley Crawford’s Primary School before the Easter break where more than 100 pupils had taken part in a contest organised by Palmers Bakery.
It was all in celebration of the family-run bakery turning 150 this year. Co-owner Kieron Palmer said: “We work closely with the school and at Easter we often judge their cake competition.
“But this year we wanted to do a drawing competition, and invited Mrs Churchill to judge.”
Participants were challenged to draw a cake, a member of Palmers staff or the view from outside Palmers – which has eight shops in Suffolk, including Haughley.
Kieron is the fifth generation Palmer in the business, which started in 1869.
He continued: “Mrs Churchill said she thought the drawings were wonderful, and admired the hard work and detail that went into them.
“She is a lovely lady and stayed a lot longer than she was scheduled to, getting to stay for assembly and tour the school afterwards.”
Roll of honour: The winners
Winners were announced from four different age groups within the school.
- Callum Hay
- Edith Devlin-Grist
- Elliot Kettle
- Charlie Allum
All of the children received a commemorative mug after the event and the winners will see their drawings displayed in Palmers.
The bakery has further plans to mark the 150 years, including a fun day and Great British Bake Off-style event.
Details will be announced nearer the time.