Biralee bakes cupcakes for drought relief
Biralee Preschool taught an important lesson to its children last week about the current drought affecting thousands of farms across NSW.
On Tuesday morning 12 preschoolers braved the cold weather to sell 250 cupcakes outside the Finley IGA with all proceeds donated to Drought Relief.
The preschool raised $290 on the day plus ran a week long activity where the kids could wear a flannelette shirt with a gold coin donation.
Biralee educator Julie Robinson said the idea to sell cupcakes came from one of the preschoolers.
‘‘It all started at Bush Kinder on a nearby paddock. The kids watched a farmer feeding his cattle, where he explained they’re being trucked down from Queensland to be fed.
‘‘From that we all discussed in groups how we could help the farmers and the kids said to buy water or food.
‘‘But one made the suggestion to bake cupcakes and we all thought it was a great idea.
‘‘It’s been a good week for the kids; they’ve been really enthusiastic. We did a rain dance with them and they did bring something.
‘‘They might be young but they’re starting to understand what’s going on.
‘‘It’s important they learn at a young age and the fact we’re living in a farming community,’’ Mrs Robinson said.
The cupcakes were baked and decorated by the youngsters on Monday ahead of the stall on Tuesday.
(Back from left) Jessica Cole, Kayleigh Nolen, Julie Robinson and Maicie Close; (second row) Lincoln Price, Macey Pyle, Thomas Cole, Dominic Lawlor, Neve Rickard; (third row) Meg Loughrdige, Isla Brockie, Jayde Munro, William Harris, Elsie Murray, Indi Bain; (front row) Juliette Steel and Lachie Urquhart.