Portlaoise school parents created these amazing Valentines Day bakes

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan


If you are tired of making rice krispie buns for the school bake sale, check out these photographs  from a Laois school bake sale to get some tastier ideas.

Parents at Portlaoise Educate Together NS outdid themselves recently for the school's annual Valentines Day cake sale.

The event is organised every year by the Parents Association, and this year the standard went through the roof.

There were tasty cupcakes, cookies, fruitcakes and chocolate treats, in styles of Pokemons, the poop emoji and cookie monster, as well as beautiful hand crafted cookies from local cookie artist Ilona Goncarenko.

All the schoolchildren got to buy something nice. The junior classes took time carefully spending their money, but the senior classes reportedly were the big spenders, with one buying an entire cake to share with his family for Valentine's day.

Nora Alastal is a member of the student council and 6th class student.

"The cake sale is one of my favourite events in the school over the entire year," she said.

The Parents Association run the cake sale event every February and this year they reached a record breaking amount of €1205.

Siobhan Mannion is chairperson.

'I am absolutely chuffed with how the day went, the student council and the parents who volunteered on the day were amazing, we couldn't run this event without their support," she said.

The day raised a record €1,205, to be donated to the Nessy Programme a literacy programme for children with Dyslexia and the Numicon multi-sensory maths programme in the school.