Pupils mark special day with a bite of giant Bedfordshire Clanger

Polam School celebrates Bedfordshire Day
Polam School celebrates Bedfordshire Day

Pupils at Polam School celebrated the first official Bedfordshire Day by learning all about Bedford’s most famous food – the Bedfordshire Clanger.

David Gunns, from Gunns Bakery in Sandy, whose children used to attend Polam, visited the school and talked to the children, in a special Bedfordshire Day assembly, about the Clanger’s history as a staple food for farm workers. He explained how Clangers are made, what flavour combinations are available, shared stories about the famous chefs who have visited his bakery to sample and bake Clangers and showed the children a poem and a song dedicated to the local delicacy.

Mr Gunns baked some giant Clangers which were cut up and eaten at snack time by pupils and staff. The children were very taken by the idea of a snack with dinner at one end and dessert at the other and gave Mr Gunns lots of food for thought regarding future pudding options. Pictured with Mr Gunns are pupils and Jessica Harris, interim headteacher.