LESSONS in profit and loss on burgers and milkshakes are helping a Bega Valley community group achieve its carers accommodation goal.
The Sapphire Coast Anglican College’s Year 7 maths class was last week presented with a certificate of appreciation for their donation to Community Carers Accommodation South East (CCASE).
The money had been raised via a cook-off between two teams of students and subsequent lunchtime sale.
To investigate profit and loss, Julie Slater’s Year 7 students prepared pikelets and milkshakes on one team, and egg and bacon burgers on the other.
While the egg and bacon burgers netted the most money on the day, the fact the pikelets team had a bigger profit once costs were taken into account “was a bit surprising for all of them” Ms Slater said.
“It was a practical way of opening their eyes to real world situations.”
CCASE secretary Kylie Ryan thanked the students at a school assembly last Friday.
The donation comes only a week after Bega Cheese presented a cheque for $100,000 to CCASE in addition to signing a three-year partnership deal.
She said “the ball was really starting to roll and pick up pace” for carers accommodation at the South East Regional Hospital site.
Expressions of interest from architects and draftsmen had been requested and were due back around the end of June.
Once those designs were drawn up, a firmer budget could be looked at, Ms Ryan said.