Students from Mont à l’Abbé Secondary School will be making mince meat of Shaun Rankin on Wednesday 9th December as they have a mince pie cook-off at the school with the TV chef.

Shaun will be teaching the children how to make the festive treats and they will then bake over 100 to serve to their parents at their special Christmas assembly.

The initiative has been organised by the schools sponsors Voisin and Volaw and they have provided all the ingredients for the special lesson. Staff from Voisin and Volaw will also be helping on the day as the children get stuck into pastry rolling and pie filling!

Georgina Jeffries, Head of Marketing, Voisin and Volaw, says:

‘This activity is really going to get everyone in the festive mood! It’s such a delight spending time with the children at Mont à l’Abbé School and they get so much out of interactive lessons like this. We are very grateful to Shaun Rankin for giving up his time to do this, the children have seen him on television and in magazines and get very excited when he comes to see them.’

Shaun Rankin, Head Chef, Bohemia, says:

‘This is the second time I have been invited to Mont à l’Abbé Secondary School by their sponsors Voisin and Volaw and I’m thrilled to be involved. We’re going to have a fun cook-off with kids and make multiple batches of mince pies for their parents to enjoy during their Christmas assembly. It’s great to see a school that’s so enthusiastic about cooking and practical lessons and I will support them in any way I can.’

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Media are invited to join in with the mince pie lesson on Wednesday 9th December at 10am. Please contact Natasha Egré, OTL Public Relations, 01534 725521, email: