Bake It Up! aims to improve the self-esteem of young people by allowing them to get creative in the kitchen and achieving something they can be proud of. Volunteers run two after school clubs, which enable participants to develop new skills, learn to work as a team and gain knowledge about various ingredients and foods.
Bake it Up is led by student volunteers, who are responsible for planning and running the baking clubs. There are 2 distinct projects:
Primary School - After School Club
Volunteers work with children on a Children's University Module, allowing them to enhance their baking skills. Each session will have a loose theme based upon Maths, Science, History and Geography with various activities, including baking, for the children to complete as they work towards making their own creative project books.
Secondary School - After School Club
Volunteers lead baking classes for pupils, allowing them to get creative in the kitchen making new bakes and cakes. During the sessions, pupils will learn how to prepare a range of recipes, the nutritional value of various ingredients and how to achieve a balanced diet.
Location and Travel
Volunteer meetings are held on campus, and sessions take place at the schools. Sydenham Primary School is located in Leamington and is accessible by bus. The Westwood Academy is located in Coventry and is walking distance from campus.
We will reimburse travel costs for this project. Visit our travel page to plan your journey to your volunteering activity.
Volunteer meetings are held every 1-2 weeks throughout term 1. Volunteers will be required to undertake a DBS check and complete safeguarding training.
Sessions run weekly, for 6-8 weeks, at the schools. Times and dates for 2017 TBC.
Baking experience is essential as volunteers will be teaching their skills to young people. Experience of working with young people is not necessary. All we ask for is a friendly face and enthusiasm to get involved.
All volunteers will be required to:
- Complete an Enhanced criminal background check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
- In addition, if you have lived outside of the UK for more than 6 months in the past 5 years you need to obtain a criminal record check from the country you lived in. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’
For more information visit our DBS page.