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Junior Journo winner puts together his Droitwich Festival report

Droitwich Editorial 7th Jul, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

THE WINNER of the Junior Journo competition which was run by The Standard, the Droitwich Festival and Spa marketing agency Fresh Nous, has filed his report for the paper on his chosen event.

Ben Clay, 11, who attends Witton Middle School, was chosen from the numerous entries we received and opted to cover the Junior Bake-Off at the Droitwich Festival.

He said: “I entered the competition because I have always loved writing and to win it was amazing.”

After meeting with Standard editor Tristan Harris to find out more about how the paper is put together and the world of local journalism, he went along to the Bake-Off and put together this report.


THE DROITWICH Spa Festival Junior Bake-Off, sponsored by Andrew Grant Estate Agents, was held in Victoria Square, Droitwich Town Centre on the June 21.

The two winners were Molly and Bradley.

Molly was victorious in the ten to 15-year-old category and Bradley came first in the five to nine section.

Molly`s ‘A Dig for Victory Carrot Cake’ was inspired by the Second World War. The judges Lin Duffy, chairman of Wychavon District Council, Suresh Patel, Natalie Smith and Andy Jones, all employees at Muffin Break, St Andrews Square, had a tough decision to make.

They said the carrot cake was: ‘presented very neatly to the topic of the Second World War and was very tasty’.

Meanwhile, Bradley`s Peanut Butter Cake led to the judges saying the presentation was very neat and it was very creamy.

Both participants said they ‘didn`t expect to win’.

There were 14 entries in total with each age category being equally represented.

The first Droitwich Junior Bake-Off certainly was one to remember and these two cakes will certainly provide inspiration for next year’s event.

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