Aussie Style Food Celebrates Australia Day

Holy Trinity International School enjoyed celebrating Australia Day with children in the Prep School making boomerangs and Australian flags before ‘tucking’ in to the Aussie feast on offer in the school’s dining hall which included meat pie and gravy, spiced smoky BBQ’d 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. Said Simon: “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 Captain Arthur Phillip first raised the British flag at Sydney Cove, 26th January 1788, and is today an Australian public holiday with events taking place throughout towns, cities and communities across Australia. More than 700 convicts (188 of them female), 700 merchant seamen, Royal Navy and Marine personnel and their families, as well as livestock disembarked from the first fleet which had left Plymouth 13th May 1787, first arriving at Botany Bay before moving on to permanently settle north in Port Jackson, following eight months at sea, with Captain Phillip renaming it Sydney Cove after the then British Home Secretary, Lord Sydney. Holy Trinity International School Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright, commented: “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. “We are extremely grateful to Simon and his catering team who do an amazing job creating menus which not only nourish but also complement classroom teaching and student learning.” <Ends> Image from Left to Right:  Chef Simon Quill offers students bite-sized flavours to celebrate Australia Day.  Oliver Cummings (6yrs), Holly Crocker (6yrs), Amelie Forsyth-Ball (5yrs), Sam Austin (6yrs), Alice Clare (6yrs), Jessica Lowe (6yrs) and Grace Young (6yrs) School details:       Holy Trinity International School, t: +44 (0)1562 822929 www.holytrinity.co.uk For all Holy Trinity press and media enquiries, in the first instance please contact: Kathryn Watts t: +353 (0) 1835 4855 e: [email protected]