Sticky fingers were a must at Reffley Community School when pupils took part in a national bake off.

Fifty-nine children, mainly from reception but also some from Year 6, enjoyed making buns and chocolate cakes as part of the Cussons Carex Bake Off challenge.

Teaching assistants Catherine Wilkinson and Wendy Brown, who also run the school cooking club, organised the challenge at the King’s Lynn school.

Pupils countrywide took part in the record-breaking bid to stage the largest simultaneous baking lesson.

Mrs Wilkinson explained Reffley was a Let’s get Cooking school which had previously received Lottery funding.

She said pupils were always making and selling cakes for charity.

Currently, they have been making and selling biscuits for deputy headteacher Tina Humber’s walk of the Great Wall of China in the summer for the Peace Hospice in Watford.

Mrs Wilkinson said the children rose to the challenge to get sticky fingers in the hands-on session.

After a busy baking session, which had to start at 1.30pm, the pupils were then able to take their cakes home.