A group of Bendigo Special Developmental School students have been busy baking ahead of a sale for a cause.
The students will be selling mouth-watering creations made during one of their classes at the Kangaroo IGA on Thursday, to help raise money for the Anzac Appeal.
They will sit alongside Kangaroo Flat RSL members, who will be at the supermarket to sell Anzac Day badges.
For students Laura Murray, Tia Blandthorn and Tamlye Skinner the best parts of cooking was mixing ingredients, making a mess and eating biscuits.
For teacher Davina McCurdy, the day was a chance to reinforce other lessons being learnt in their other classes.
“Cooking is a great way of integrating all of the curriculum to give students practical hands-on experience with the skills they are learning,” she said.
Mrs McCurdy said as well as the skills needed for cooking, students would also learn about money handling skills.
“It will be a great chance (for the students) to have that real context for the idea of giving a product and receiving money in return,” she said.
The students made 500 biscuits on Tuesday. Mrs McCurdy said others may be made later this week when Anzac Day orders come in from families within the school community.
The cooking project is part of the students’ wider focus on the RSL and how it was established.
“We had a brief look at war, where it came from and what its cost was. We looked at how that created such a great camaraderie between soldiers, teamwork and how caring for others played such a vital role in their survival,” Mrs McCurdy said.
After the biscuit sale on Thursday, a number of students planned to go down to Melbourne for a field trip to learn more about the Anzacs. On Tuesday the students will help plant a Gallipoli Oak on school grounds.
Kangaroo Flat RSL secretary Craig Chilver said his subbranch were encouraging the students to have a lot to do with returned servicemen and women.
He said he was impressed by their understanding of what Anzac Day meant.
The biscuits will be on sale tomorrow at the Kangaroo Flat IGA for $1 and $2 dollars.