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No. 123 - 29th November 2006
Lights Up for Ross Christmas - Business of the Week]
[Teachers TV Challenge]
Trees in Memoriam]
[Ross-in-Bloom Advent Market]
[Market Trading in the Maltings - Using the Photos - Christmas Lunch
at the Ryefield - Christmas Menus]
[Natural Causes - Much Birch Musical - Time and Time Again - Spam -
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Teachers TV Challenge
from John Kryle High School were filmed by Teachers TV at
Ross on Wye Market for a new adventure series being produced
to support next year’s Comic Relief campaign. I spent the
morning with the teachers, television film crew and presenter
of the show and had a fun time capturing the morning's events.
the programme 'The Big Cook', teachers from John Kryle High
School were set the challenge of cooking a range of dishes
and selling them all at Ross market on Saturday. Fortunately,
teachers had the support of Chef, James Arbourne from the
at Wilton, who helped them source and cook the
best local produce and taught them how to cook a celebrity
dish, pears in Perrier. Two local farms, Upper Cwm Farm,
Llantilio and Merrivale Farm, Kingthorn gave produce free
sourced their local produce, the teachers, Mrs. Sue Vinall,
Mr. Tony Morris and Mr. Chris Elias were taken to PJ's Cookery
School in Abergavenny on Friday where, under the tuition
of Penny Johnston, they prepared their food.
. . .
Mark Croad is interviewed by presenter, Amoni Zain for the show.
Saturday, they set up a market stall at 7.00 am and their
to sell all of their produce by 1.00 pm. They met this challenge
easily, selling out by 10:45 am. In fact, they had to hold
some items back so that they had something available for
filming later when BBC Television chef, Alan Coxon came
along to present them with awards for their achievement.
of the items on the stall was a cake and a 'guess the weight
of the cake' competition was held to raise money. PE Teacher,
Chris Elias told me that the very first person to have a
go, Mr. Gareth Nutt was the person who guessed the weight
correctly - not only to the nearest ounce but spot on. The
strange thing about this for Chris was that Gareth Nutt
had been his college lecturer and mentor six years previously
when he was in teacher training at Cheltenham and that until
that moment, they had not seen one another since the day
Chris left the training college.
Comic Relief series will be broadcast on Teachers’ TV four
weeks prior to Comic Relief Day and can be received on on
digital satellite, digital cable, Homechoice, and between
11am – 1pm on Freeview channel 88 and on the Teachers TV
the weight of the cake. Ref: DSC_9700
Television Chef Alan Coxon waiting out of sight ready to surprise
the teachers later. Ref: DSC_9723
Arbourne of the Bridge at Wilton, Presenter, Amoni Zain and TV Chef,
Alan Coxon. Ref: DSC_9737
Coxon presenting one of the awards to Tony Morris whilst being filmed.
shows the teachers' pears in Perrier dish to the camera before selling
it. Ref: DSC_9782
Vinall, James Arbourne, Tony Morris and Chris Elias with their awards
for entering the big challenge - a cup, Big Challenge tee shirts
signed by the actors from Eastenders and £1,000 worth of books
for the school. Ref: DSC_9794
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