Coronation event at St Augustine of Canterbury School

A VISIT from Giuseppe Dell’Anno topped off a “wonderful series of Coronation celebrations” at St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School in Downend.

The winner of the 2021 Great British Bake Off judged entries in a family cake baking competition and then gave seven lucky children, picked out in a raffle held for each class, the chance to bake macaroons using a recipe from a new book he is publishing soon.

Children dressed in red, white and blue for a tea party with traditional games afterwards.

Head teacher Mark Hilliam said: “The whole school community came together brilliantly to celebrate our new king, Charles III.

“The children loved decorating the school with their bunting and filling their picnic boxes up for their tea party.

“The weather didn’t dampen our spirits for our traditional games outside either.

“The festivities were truly crowned by our visit from Giuseppe, who judged our cakes, answered our questions and even baked with the children. He really was the icing on the cake!”