Jimmy Osmond helps kick start our campaign to raise money for a new minibus!

Jimmy Osmond may have narrowly missed out on winning Celebrity MasterChef last year but he used his cooking skills to good effect on Saturday 11th March by helping us to kick start a campaign to raise money to buy a new minibus.

Learning how to cook a meal is a key life skill and we work hard with our pupils to enable them to gain the skills that will allow them to live as independent lives as possible. So we thought it would be fun for some of our Key Stage 4 pupils to teach Jimmy how to cook an omelette. Gabby, Theo, Josh, Emily, Matt and Jess donned their aprons and instructed Jimmy in front of an audience of pupils, families and staff.

Jimmy was warm, funny, and engaging with everyone there and the ‘Omelette Dream Team’ certainly had fun. Thanks to teacher Angus and TA Jenny for giving up their Saturday morning to help.

Later in the day Jimmy did an ‘eat and greet’ show to a paying audience, chatting, story telling and demonstrating some of his MasterChef dishes (‘Andy Williams’ Chicken Pot Pie and Chocolate Brownies with ice cream – yum!).

Generously, Jimmy is giving all proceeds from the afternoon show to Springfield School. The event has also secured lots of publicity for Springfield and our campaign to raise money to buy a new minibus. We were interviewed on Radio Oxford, there’s footage on Witney TV and keep your eyes peeled on The Oxford Mail and Witney Gazette for further coverage. Click on the links to visit their websites.

What an awesome day it was! Thank you so much to everyone who came, helped and supported!