Brightwater State School celebrates the Queen's Jubilee.
Brightwater State School celebrates the Queen's Jubilee. Brett Wortman

A feast fit for royalty

YEAR 1 student Eva Laing has a recipe fit for Her Highness, The Queen.

Eva's Peach Melba Pavlova is one of the hundreds of recipes entering the Queen's Diamond Jubilee school competition this month.

The competition was designed by the State Government for primary school students to enter a menu "fit for a queen", using ingredients that highlight Queensland produce.

Eva, along with 90 of her classmates in Years 1-3 at Brightwater State School, have entered the program and are up against 107 other schools in Queensland including 12 from the Sunshine Coast.

One student from the lower, middle and upper primary grades will have the chance to win their class a catered morning tea worth $200 if their Down Under recipe stands out from the rest.

With four classes entered at Brightwater State School, Year 3 teacher Kylie Gerhardt said the competition had been a good way to incorporate learning about the role of the Queen in Australia into class.

Learning about the jubilee didn't stop at cooking, though.

 

To celebrate Queen

  • Elizabeth II's 60-year reign, the youngsters put together their own jubilee celebrations, showcasing their menus and wearing hand-made crowns with pride.
  • Little kings and queens packed the schoolyard, eating queen-face biscuits and tea- cup cookies, and playing traditional royal games including "Queeny Queeny" and "pin the crown on the queen".
  • Students will find out if their dishes are worth a right royal mention on Friday, July 27.

 

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