Aussie treats help Kidderminster pupils celebrate down under national day (From Kidderminster Shuttle)
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Aussie treats help Kidderminster pupils celebrate down under national day
1:38pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
PUPILS of a Kidderminster prep school celebrated Australia Day with children making boomerangs and Australian flags.
Holy Trinity International School’s youngsters tucked into the Aussie feast on offer in the school’s dining hall, which included meat pie and gravy, spiced smoky barbecued chicken, Sydney-style sweet potato mash and a coconut and chocolate Lamington desert.
After enjoying a creative morning with their Aboriginal artworks, it was time to sample the Australian-themed lunch menu created by the school’s in-house chef, Simon Quill and his catering team.
He said: “We love creating and introducing new foods for the children to try, regularly adapting school menus to celebrate global national celebrations, religious festivals and seasonal and local foods to support classroom coursework being undertaking throughout all sections of the school.
“It’s great fun and offers children the opportunity to try food they would not usually try or eat.”
Australia Day marks the anniversary of the day - January 26, 1788 - Captain Arthur Phillip first raised the British flag at Sydney Cove. It is now an Australian public holiday, with events taking place throughout towns, cities and communities across Australia.
The school’s headteacher, Pamela Leek-Wright, said: “Australia’s national day is an opportunity to recognise the importance of their history, its indigenous culture and Aboriginal heritage and to promote understanding, respect and reconciliation.”