Heat's on as kids bake off for a cause

That's gold: Al Amanah College pupils did their best last week to outbake each other for charity. Picture: Simon Bennett

That's gold: Al Amanah College pupils did their best last week to outbake each other for charity. Picture: Simon Bennett

STUDENTS at Al Amanah College Liverpool were busy baking to raise money for the Gold Week Telethon on Friday.

The telethon is the major annual fund-raising event for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Primary co-ordinator Samaya Kasem said the children took part in a "bake-off" and cake decorating competition for the title of having the best cake.

The cakes were then sold in a cake stall. Students also came to school dressed in gold or yellow to support the event.

"I was a very nice and busy day," Mrs Kasem said.

"The bake-off competition was held in the morning and then there were cake stalls held in the afternoon.

"Teachers donated money to buy the cake supplies while the kids donated the cake decorations."

Mrs Kasem said that over the weekend parents voted for the best cake on the school's Facebook Page.

"It was a full-on day," she said.

"All of the students contributed and we focused on telling the students that they were doing this to help other children at the children's hospital."

School principal Mohamad El Dana thanked the families who donated a total of $638 at the event.

"Our students at Al Amanah College are always enthusiastic to participate in the Gold Week Fundraiser," Mr El Dana said.

"It brings joy to the heart to help our community."

Established in 2002, El Amanah College Liverpool campus, is a non-selective co-educational Islamic-based college for students from kindergarten to year 12.

Almost 100 per cent of its students come from language backgrounds other than English.

Visit: facebook.com/AlAmanah.College.

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