SCHOOL children and staff proved they could still have their cake and eat it as they got their teeth stuck into some tasty fundraising despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year Barnard Castle School stages coffee mornings to raise much-needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Normally organised by the school’s Barney Friends, it attracts support from countless parents who turn up to donate and enjoy trays of baked goods.
This year COVID-19 prevented parents’ involvement but the school kitchen staff came to the rescue by producing a host of goodies for both senior and preparatory schools – raising more than £600 for the charity in the process.
“We have all managed to adapt well to the new world we find ourselves living in and that includes our fundraising efforts,” said Barnard Castle Preparatory School Headmistress Laura Turner.
“Pupils at Prep and Senior School were able to visit the cake stalls in their year group bubbles and we were all absolutely delighted to have raised such an impressive amount to help this important charity continue its vital work.”