Buxton Looks Set To Have Taken The Biscuit In Cream Tea Record

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Date posted: 27 November 2013

A 13-year-old who has been inspired to cook by a junior chef's course at the University of Derby Buxton looks set to have organised 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 try and get into the Guinness Book of Records by hosting a cream tea in the Dome.

And on Sunday 550 people sat down to tea, beating the previous record of 431 paying guests. However, the result has yet to be ratified by the Guinness Books of Records.

University hospitality students made the scones and served the tea in the Dome, with help from their colleagues studying event management.

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.

The boys need to raise £2,000 each to go on the 10-day trip organised by Buxton CommunitySchool and Partner Ghana, an educational and development aid charity.

Sid, who has been on the 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."

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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