Rotherham pupils really rise to the challenge at new bakery

School children have exclusive tour of Marks & Spencer bakery at Meadowhall.'' M&S Baker Elliot Casson with Sabah Asghar and Luke Scott
School children have exclusive tour of Marks & Spencer bakery at Meadowhall.'' M&S Baker Elliot Casson with Sabah Asghar and Luke Scott
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IT’S a baker’s life for us!

Half-a-dozen youngsters from Kelford School in Rotherham know how to create tasty treats after spending the day at a real life bakery.

They experimented with cooking unusual fruits - such as lychees, figs and sharon fruit - into breads in the exclusive tour of the new facility at Marks & Spencer in Meadowhall.

Children learned about different types of breads from around the world and how to bake it, as well as healthy eating, to tie in with a school project.

And they kneaded their dough into shapes before it was baked in the store for them to take back to class.

Teacher Viki Drew said: “The children have loved every minute of their visit and really enjoyed finding out about how a real bakery works.

“It was great to have a go at making our own bread and we managed to bake some very eye-catching shapes in the oven to take back to school.

“We also tried lots of the more unusual fruit available at the store which was delicious, including sharon fruit, lychees and figs.

“The hands-on, practical element of kneading dough was fantastic and it’s been a very memorable day for us all.”

The store is undergoing a complete makeover.

Changes completed so far also include a new-look food hall, new deli counter and a larger, updated M&S café on the first floor.

Manager Lindsay Austin said: “It was a pleasure to welcome children from Kelford School to see our new bakery.

“They enjoyed meeting our team here, learning more about how everyday food such as bread is made, and even tried their hand at being bakers for the day.”