West Balcatta PS students making scones to make some cents


West Balcatta Primary School students Eva Rudd (8), Charlie Parker (7) and Jaida Dragicevic (6) show off their scones.
West Balcatta Primary School students Eva Rudd (8), Charlie Parker (7) and Jaida Dragicevic (6) show off their scones.

SCHOOL students can test their scone-making skills to help fundraise for a nature-based playground project in Whiteman Park that will be known as Pia’s Place and was inspired by a child who died from SIDS.

Children’s charity, the Touched by Olivia foundation, has partnered with Perth couple Amy and Tony Rudd to launch ‘Sconetober’, a fundraising campaign where the community can sell baked goods and donate proceeds to the playground project.

The parents of Pia Rudd came up with the idea for Pia’s Place that will be located near the Mussel Pool East tram stop.

West Balcatta Primary School students Charlie Parker, Eva Rudd (Pia’s sister) and Jaida Dragicevic hosted the first Sconetober morning tea event on October 22.

Ms Rudd, a Touched by Olivia volunteer and Pia’s Place project manager, said the campaign started from the kids selling scones on their street where they raised $18.50 in one day.

“One of the great things about scones is that they are easy for kids to cook and they can really get involved,” she said.

Ms Rudd said she hoped to raise at least $10,000 but the playground project needed $200,000 in order to start applying for grants.

She said the project was worth about $3 million and they were $1.1 million short from the grand total.

“We will have an app that plays different sounds to navigate your way through the playground,” she said.

Visit www.sconetober.com.au.

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