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School�s gingerbread exhibition based on local town attracts huge interest

Published Wednesday 16th of January 2013 03:23:09 PM

The brief to GCSE and A Level Home Economics students at King�s Bruton in Somerset was an appetising one: recreate landmarks of Bruton, instructed their teacher, Rose Vigers-Belgeonne, in gingerbread.
The results were edifying, not to say edible. With Christmas only a few weeks away, the exhibition captured the imagination of the media, bringing a plethora of film crews, reporters and photographers to King�s. BBC Radio Somerset and BBC TV Points West went to town � literally � with the Points West reporter walking around Bruton tracing the likeness between well-known architectural landmarks and their gingerbread counterparts.
The landmarks included the Dovecote (a familiar feature overlooking Bruton); New House, one of the King�s boarding Houses; St Mary�s Church (where King�s hold their weekly church services) and the Packhorse Bridge.
Mrs Vigers-Belgeonne said: �I was delighted by the way the students worked in this great Bruton Bake-Off. The idea was to re-create as many Bruton landmarks as possible. The display looked fantastic with flickering lights lighting up the stained glass windows, together with sparkling frost and snow on the roof tops.�

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