6:00pm Thursday 26th April 2012
TEENAGER John Clent has cooked a meal he hopes will be fit for the Queen.
Woodgreen School and Springfield School pupils have entered a competition for the chance to prepare food for the Queen and Duchess of Cornwall.
Yesterday, the eight students held a cook-off to decide whose food to enter and John, 15, from Witney, was chosen.
He cooked a mini Victorian sponge cake with home-made strawberry jam and whipped cream, topped with edible gold litter.
If his dish is chosen by the competition judges, it will be served at a special Diamond Jubilee reception in Buckingham Palace in June.
Woodgreen School food technology teacher Alison Jequier said: “It was absolutely brilliant.
“The importance was to give them a focus, to teach them new skills and to give them a chance to win a national competition. We have done brilliantly and I think we have a good chance.”
The competition’s four winners will be announced during the week of May 28.
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