Coeliac UK

GA Cake Sale 0

During a Student Leadership meeting at the Gateway Academy, students were asked: “How can you leave your mark on others?” Emily, Year 11, responded by quietly asking if she could arrange a bake sale to raise money and awareness for a cause close to her heart: Coeliac UK. Emily has been affected by coeliac and wanted others to understand that eating gluten-free “isn’t so scary”.

Emily swiftly arranged for her peers to meet in the Food Technology classes after school whereby students and staff baked their hearts out; gluten free style. Cupcakes and chocolate crispy bites were topped with sprinkles to support Emily’s initiative, and with the help of family and friends, there was enough goods for the big bake sale.

During both lunches the Student Leadership team encouraged students to try gluten-free food and raised £150 in the process. “I really thought that these would taste weird but they are brilliant!” shared one student as they bit into a piece of lemon drizzle cake.

Assistant Principal and Head of the Student Leadership team, Miss Megan Koprash, said “We are really proud of Emily for making her mark and raising funds for a charity close to her heart. It was a great bake sale, which was a complete success. Thank you to all who contributed to the event.”