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Brentwood pupils’ winning sausages are on sale in supermarkets

PUBLISHED: 10:45 27 July 2012

Pupils from Woodlands School have their own sausages on the shelves at Waitrose in Billericay.

Ferne Cahey  holds the stock whilst pupils stack the shelves. Credit Jeremy Durkin

Pupils from Woodlands School have their own sausages on the shelves at Waitrose in Billericay. Ferne Cahey holds the stock whilst pupils stack the shelves. Credit Jeremy Durkin

Jeremy Durkin

Prize-winning sausages created by pupils from a Hutton school are being sold in Waitrose supermarkets.

The children from Woodlands School put their culinary skills to the test in an attempt to create the best sausage in East Anglia.

They won the Schools Sausage Competition, run by Waitrose and Musk’s, and scooped £1,000 prize money. Their champion sausage, the Hutton Manor Breakfast Sausage, is being sold in Waitrose stores in East Anglia until the end of July.

‘Enthusiasm’

The school launched its first Sausage Club in January and the seven children who signed up learned how sausages are made from local butchers.

They experimented with flavours culminating in their final product which contains mushroom, tomato, smoked bacon and Worcestershire sauce.

The panel, including managing director of Musk’s, Chris Sheen, and Fresh food meat buyer for Waitrose, Jamie Matthewson, voted almost unanimously for the Hutton Manor sausage.

Paula Hobbs, headteacher at the school, said: “The children and staff were ecstatic when we heard the news. When I first saw the competition I thought it was a great opportunity to try something completely different and the enthusiasm of the children and staff ensured that the whole project was a total success.”

The prize money will go to the school’s cookery and gardening clubs.

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