I heard something very bizarre this week. A friend was helping her son with his history homework (not DT or Home Economics) which was to represent the First World War in a cake. Yes, that’s right, a cake! I can’t think of anything more inappropriate. Not only trivialising the tragedy of the war but also what a waste of valuable resources. The cakes weren’t used for any fundraising, just taken into school. I make an effort every week to reduce our food waste, so I wonder if any of them were actually eaten. I doubt it. In our current economic climate how many families struggled to find the ingredient from their food budget? What can possibly be gained from an activity which, in reality, depends on a parental cake making skills, time and disposable income? Totally baffled!