From Sats to Baking Hats for St Dominic’s Pupils

Will Taylor (back), Bryony Hargreaves (front), Martha Lee (back), Paul Graves from Roberts Bakery (front)
Will Taylor (back), Bryony Hargreaves (front), Martha Lee (back), Paul Graves from Roberts Bakery (front)

23 Year 5 pupils from St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School in Stone were rewarded with some good old fashioned baking fun after completing their SATS exams last week. The children were visited by their local family baker Roberts Bakery to learn all about how to make the perfect loaf of bread.

Armed with their baking mop caps and special Roberts Bakery aprons, the eager children were guided through the breadmaking process by Keith Birkett and Wayne Hewitt from Roberts Bakery.

The children also took a virtual tour of Roberts’ state-of-the-art bakery, which makes 80 million loaves a year and supplies bread throughout the region. The visit formed part of a novel Mini Enterprise project at the school where children learn about how to run a business and make a profit.

Veronica Gurman, teacher at St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School, said:

“This visit was a brilliant treat for the children after they had worked so hard in their SATS. And despite all the sticky fingers on show, they were very proud to create a really delicious loaf of bread to take home with them.”

Celebrating more than 125 years of baking bread, independent bakery Roberts Bakery was  For four generations, the Roberts family has continued the skilled tradition of baking fine bread, with many members of the Roberts family still actively working for the business.