Swaffham students impress with baking and sporting skills

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Students at Swaffham’s Nicholas Hamond Academy have been impressing with their baking and sporting skills.

Sixth former Danielle Pearce so dazzled judges of the town’s Bake Off competition, held during the recent market festival, that she was offered an apprenticeship by Vanessa Scott, the owner of the town’s Strattons Hotel.

She will be working in the hotel’s kitchen and cafe after winning the competition last month.

Her teacher, Rosie West, said: “I’m so proud of Danielle. She truly is a deserving student, she always puts in a huge effort and her cake looked amazing.”

Meanwhile, Sophie Anderson won two trophies and a certificate in a martial arts tournament.

Sophie, who is a black belt, competed in Japanese Kata, which is a sequence of techniques, and Kumite, a form of sparring or fighting.