Biggest Morning Tea at Frederick Irwin Anglican School
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a fundraising event that has been done in previous years at Frederick Irwin Anglican School and I chose to continue this tradition this year and host the morning tea in support of the Cancer Council.
Every year, the Cancer Council helps thousands of Australians affected by cancer, so in light of the recent sad news at Frederick Irwin Anglican School of the passing of both staff and student family members to cancer, it was an issue close to home and a very meaningful cause.
I arranged for my Year 11 and Year 12 Food, Science and Technology classes, as well as the Year 11 Children, Families and the Community class, to take part in baking cakes for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, hosted at the staff morning tea on Friday 27 May. The students did a wonderful job of producing individual coffee cakes, tea cakes and of course we had to bake some chocolate cakes!
The cakes were sold to staff members for a gold coin donation. We had several orders from staff, and very generous donations to help support the cause. Thank you to Father Noel who made a very generous donation, and to all staff who supported the event. The biggest morning tea was a huge success, raising over $400 so far, with donations still coming in.
There were plenty of cakes available, and staff members did their part by buying for their family, friends and their departments. In future, we will aim to cater for gluten free and sugar free diets.
I would like to note though, that although it’s okay to indulge at a morning tea occasionally, a lot of these treats should not be considered everyday foods. Aim to eat less sugar, less fat and more fruit and vegetables!
Ms Eliza Steyl
Home Economics Teacher