PROJECT PANCAKE: Hervey Bay State High School students Keely Walters, Courtney Anderson, Zali Potts and Josh Lewis.
PROJECT PANCAKE: Hervey Bay State High School students Keely Walters, Courtney Anderson, Zali Potts and Josh Lewis. Contributed

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Here's Hervey Bay's Project Pancake story:

A TEAM of students at Hervey Bay State High School have become breakfast champions.

Students Keely Walters, Courtney Anderson, Zali Potts and Josh Lewis have now begun to cook up pancakes every Friday morning for school students to enjoy

Hervey Bay State High School teacher Ben Mulligan said Project Pancake had enjoyed great success among the school community.

"The project has been running about ten weeks every Friday, starting in time for the first buses to arrive at 8am," he said.

 

"For just $2, student customers receive three pancakes, each about the size of a fried egg, and a cup of juice," Mr Mulligan said.

The project began after the student idea was awarded funding in May from the University of Southern Queensland.

But the wheels have just begun to get into motion - and to the delight of all at the school.

USQ Vice-Chancellor and president Professor Jan Thomas said the money was awarded as part of the Change Makers project.

"Change Makers is a program that invests in young people who have shown the potential and commitment to make change in their communities," Professor Thomas said.

"It aims to develop students' potential and provide them with further inspiration, resources and support to pursue their own visions for better futures."

It's clear Project Pancake has now become a runaway success.

Mr Mulligan said Project Pancake had been so popular, students planned to continue into summer and add dollops of ice-cream and maple syrup to their menu.

"Most students love being able to get a cheap breakfast within the school grounds and are supportive of the funds being donated to Red Frogs," Mr Mulligan said.

"The project has also inspired more students to come on-board with USQ Change Makers.

"Profits raised will be (given) to Red Frogs Australia at the end of the year to support their campaign which will in turn support our local community."



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