Hundreds of children are hoping to be selected as finalists in the Great Rainbow Bake-Off – and we need your votes!
Held by UK LGBTI education organization Educate & Celebrate, in conjunction with Gay Star News, this year’s Bake-Off encouraged pupils and teachers to ‘make a noise about bullying’, spreading the word with loud, colorful cakes.
30 schools submitted entries, with 220 noisy bakes in total; we have published the shortlist in the video below.
Julie Bremner, Head of Media at Educate and Celebrate, said they had been overwhelmed with the response.
‘Thank you to all the star bakers that entered the 2015/16 Educate & Celebrate competition run in partnership with Gay Star News,’ she said.
‘You sure made a lot of noise about bullying! We have loved looking at your photos and videos and have drawn up a shortlist from all of the entries for voting to decide which schools will be invited to the live final on 12th February in London during LGBT History Month.’
To vote, simply watch the video and email the name of the school or your top ten favourite entries to [email protected] by 31 December 2015.
It’s not just creative cakes the pupils have been busy with: a handful of schools created their own ‘noisy’ videos.
Here’s one of our favourites, the ‘Toot Cakes’ from Hamsterley School, who performed their own version of one of Educate & Celebrate’s LGBTI-friendly songs, ‘We Are All Born Free’, encouraging everyone to live together in peace and harmony.