Scone Grammar School supports the Cancer Council by hosting 2021 Biggest Morning Tea

Students, teachers and staff gathered on picnic rugs and shared a picnic provided by Scone Grammar School's secondary students.
Students, teachers and staff gathered on picnic rugs and shared a picnic provided by Scone Grammar School's secondary students.

ON Wednesday, students from Preschool, The Yellow Cottage, right through to Year 12, along with teachers and staff from Scone Grammar School (SGS), joined together to host Scone Grammar School's Biggest Morning Tea.

Held on the lawn at SGS, students were encouraged to bring a gold coin to donate to The Cancer Council to support those impacted by cancer.

During the school's combined Pastoral Care session, the school community gathered on picnic rugs and shared a picnic provided by its secondary students.

Rev'd Nate Atkinson, Dean of Students and Acting Principal at Scone Grammar School said "we have many families in our community and hearts that are enduring a personal journey and battle with cancer and we wanted to connect as a community to support these families and many others".

"Whilst Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, inspired by The Cancer Council was officially last Thursday 27 May, we wanted to host this event in our Pastoral Care sessions.

"During Pastoral Care each fortnight, a secondary tutor group connects with one of our primary classes or a group from The Yellow Cottage preschool to strengthen connections while students grow and develop their wellbeing together.

"These connections bring meaning and joy. Our younger students feel 10 feet tall as they learn and share stories with our older students.

"Our older students develop their leadership skills and it becomes a very mindful activity. This is one of the joys of belonging to a school with students from preschool and kindergarten, right through to Year 12.

"It is important for wellbeing to show and receive kindness, particularly for families who are experiencing sadness and loss. Belonging to a caring community can build strength and resilience, so important in each life journey".