Buxton Gets World Record Down To a Tea

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Buxton Gets World Record Down To a Tea

Date posted: 30 January 2014

A 13-year-old was inspired to cook by a junior chef's course at the University of Derby Buxton has beaten the record for the World's Largest Cream Tea event.

Sid Morris and his friend Daniel Clayton, who are in Year Nine at Buxton Community School, joined forces with the University to get into the Guinness Book of Records by hosting a cream tea in the Dome.

They have now received official confirmation that their attempt in November smashed the previous title holder's 403 with a stunning 510 customers.

Hospitality students made the scones and served the tea in the Dome, organised by their colleagues studying event management, with University Business Development Manager Christine Sweetmore in charge.

Sid and Daniel came up with the idea to raise money for a trip next year to Ghana, where they will help a village to install a rain water harvesting system as part of a school partnership project.

"It showed them that if you put in a lot of effort, you get even more out of it.," said Sid's mum Denise. Suppliers donated jam and cream after hearing how much work the boys had put in - writing e-mails and even setting up a website for the event.

"People absolutely loved it. It was a good event for the students to get involved with."

Sid, who has been on the University's Saturday morning Junior Chef course for the last three years, said he would like to be a chef when he grows up.

"It's really good," he said. "You get to make great stuff like profiteroles, doughnuts, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and all that kind of thing."

The boys succeeded in raising £2,000 each to go on the 10-day trip organised by Buxton Community School and Partner Ghana, an educational and development aid charity.

"They will be camping in the grounds of the school, and they'll live like the villagers, going into the market to buy fruit and vegetables," said Denise of the trip of a lifetime, which will include an expedition to a rain forest and a visit to one of the old forts used by slave traders.

For further press information please contact:

John Phillips, University of Derby Buxton Community Liaison Officer
Direct dial: 01298 330461
Email: j.phillips@derby.ac.uk


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