What an incredible experience it was being a part of the force that was Ark Franklin’s annual fund raiser ‘Fork to Fork’ last Saturday.
This goes way beyond the remit of your usual school fair. It is a huge street food experience involving most of the top London restaurants and delicious local eateries.
This year we also created a fun filled kids area including stunt bike riding, face painting and, you guessed it, cake decorating by yours truly.
Wow, we were mobbed. I hardly got to take a breath as sprinkles were emptied across the table and cakes were piped with more icing than you would think humanely possible. The results were incredible and the kids had a fab time. I couldn’t have down it without the lovely Hannah and Gracie stepping in when they could see I needed help.
Also thanks to Orville, Darren and Deborah allowing me to invade their brilliantly managed kitchen. And Michelle and Christina who helped me set up. I got to know lots of teachers and TAs whilst preparing in the kitchen and it made me realise how fortunate we are to be sending our children to such a brilliant school.
Asfor the event itself, brilliantly orchestrated by the tireless Laura Halpern - Hinton, it raised 50,000 pounds! This means we are able to do the next stage on the fantastic Open Air Classroom Project.