ECP’s 25th Birthday Party

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ECP 25th birthday cake

The ECP’s 25th anniversary got off to a cracking start this week. We held a birthday party in the playground, complete with tea and cake – lots of cake! How better to celebrate this significant milestone in the history of the English College in Prague than to hold our very own version of the Great British Bake Off?

Creativity and skill

The students’ brief was to bake and decorate a cake that represented either the English College in Prague, the number 25 or one of the many countries that are represented by students in school. 

There were some very impressive cakes, which were expertly judged by two of the English College’s Board of Governors. Dr Barbara Day is one of the ECP’s Founder Governors who has been involved with the school since 1995. Zdeněk Tůma has been a Governor of the ECP since 2001 and his son graduated from the College in 2015.

The judges awarded points for the design concept of the cakes and the execution. Mr Tůma said: “It was good to see students taking part in the 25th anniversary celebrations. The cakes all showed their creativity and skill and it was difficult to decide on only one winner.”

The winners

The results were very close, but when the scores were added up, the winners of the ECP 25th Anniversary Great British Bake Off were 4C – Mr Straughan’s Tutor Group. They had made a magnificent cake that impressed the judges with the attention to detail. The winning House, that scored the most number of points overall, was Aqua.

ECP’s iconic blue door

Year 3 Ignis students described their cake like this. “This cake is meant to represent the aspects of ECP that we believe make the school special. At the front of the cake is the iconic blue door that greets members of ECP every morning and bids them farewell at the end of the day. A beer glass and a teacup clink at the back of the cake, showing the way that two different cultures join together seamlessly. The cake as a whole is shaped similarly to the building – a place many of us have learned to call home in the last 25 years. This is more than just a cake, it is a commemoration of hard work, learning and unforgettable memories.”

After the judging, everyone tucked in and enjoyed eating the cakes, which tasted as good as they looked!

Over 1350 graduates with the IB Diploma

The ECP first opened its blue door to students on 4 September 1994. Since the first 103 students started studying at the English College twenty five years ago, over 1350 have graduated with the IB Diploma, an internationally-recognised qualification that opens doors to the most prestigious universities around the world.