Back-to-school treat for seniors

SIXTY senior citizens enjoyed a St Patrick's Day lunch yesterday at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.

The fourth annual event was headed by hospitality and food technology captain Jacob Walsh.

A year 12 student, 17-year-old Jacob was in charge of organising the popular event, which took about two weeks to plan.

“It went really well, a lot of people said they'll be back next year,” said Jacob.

“I recognised a lot who had come before.”

Jacob was thrilled with the opportunity to run the event as he hopes to become an event organiser.

“I'm hoping to get into the Australian International Hotel School in Canberra to study next year.”

At $10 a head the seniors yesterday enjoyed a meal of chicken chasseur and silverside with whiskey cake or summer berry trifle for dessert.

“Year 11 hospitality students cooked the meals and Year 9 food technology students were waiting the tables,” Jacob said.

“It is always a great learning experience for the students.

“Last year I was in the kitchen cooking and I waited the tables in year 9 as well.”

Jacob said the Terranora school's chapel was a sea of green, with the room and guests dressed for St Paddy's Day.

He said a few cheeky seniors even asked for a pint of Guinness.

The school's performing arts students delighted the guests with music and songs, both classical and Irish, during the lunch.

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