St Brendan's Primary School students cooked up a massive pancake feast yesterday to mark Shrove Tuesday, and managed to raise funds for the Caritas Project Compassion Appeal.By Darren Linton
Shrove Tuesday marks the traditional feast before Lent, but for a small number of students at St Brendan’s Primary School, it also meant cooking up a storm.
For hours they stood over portable frying pans flipping pancakes — and made enough to feed all 400 students as well as teachers and parents.
Asked how many she had cooked, Sophie Cox replied, ‘‘Too many to count.’’
The students were cooking with pre-mix, which was donated to keep down costs.
Student Alannah Perry rattled off the raw ingredients for perfect pancakes, but took a while to get the hang of cooking.
‘‘At first I didn’t know what to do, but it is quite fun,’’ she said.
Teacher Danae Napier said the cooks were all part of the leadership team at the college.
‘‘They are part of our leadership team and they focus on raising social justice issues, their main role is raising awareness,’’ she said.
As well as raising flour yesterday, the students were raising money for the Caritas Project Compassion Appeal, an annual humanitarian effort to help millions of families across the world who fight for justice, peace and survival every day.
Find out more at www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion
The cause of a house fire at a vacant Shepparton house yesterday morning is under investigation.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
BLU needs a big win if it hopes to progress to the stage of the GMC Twenty20 tournament.
More residents coming forward to make official complaints is behind a rise in assaults in the Campaspe region, according to police.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
The organisation held its annual general meeting last week.
Reigning Murray Valley Cricket Association premier Strathmerton was far too good for Finley on Saturday, registering a 115-run victory.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Christmas is a time of giving and UnitingCare Cobram has joined forces with Target to ensure no stocking is left empty this festive season.
The official launch of the Murray Valley Industry Park facility today will see the announcement of the Deni Innovation Expo 2014 date.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.