Students’ sweet treat

December 01, 2016

Enjoying themselves: Wilmott Rd Students Marym Mohamed, foundation and Ruth Pacquing, year 1 enjoying their Italian 'Panettone'.

Eat up: St George's Rd Grade 1 students enjoying the Panettone during class.

Peas in a pod: St Georges Rd students Melody Baberton, Emily Lewis and Rakhi Sadiq.

Big smiles: St George's Rd students Edward Fonoia showing off his generous size of Italian sweet.

Here it is: St George's Rd student Samantha Blanton hold up a box of goodies.

Grahamvale, St George’s Rd and Wilmot Rd primary schools participated in an Italian cultural celebration earlier this month, with students learning about the topic of celebrations.

‘‘To finish off the topic, students from the schools sampled some traditional sweets,’’ teacher Jo Nicolaci said.

Chocolate chip and sultana varieties of panettone, both traditionally eaten during the festive season, were enjoyed by all.

‘‘Giving panettone is not a simple act of kindness but a gesture rich in history and tradition,’’ Mrs Nicolaci said.

‘‘Originally from Milan, a city in northern Italy, the cake-like bread has raisins which are used for good wishes and are known to bring fortune and wealth.’’

Mrs Nicolaci said the history of panettone was documented as far back as the 1200s.

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