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Scarborough students dine on turkey, learn to pay it forward

A banquet team from a high-end hotel headed out to a Scarborough school on Monday, so it could serve students a splashy holiday meal.

Students feast on turkey

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Chefs cooked up a special turkey dinner for Scarborough students today.

A banquet team from a high-end hotel headed out to a Scarborough school on Monday, so it could serve students a splashy holiday meal.

Six halal turkeys and 30 other turkeys were cooked in preparation for the meal served to Grade 4 to 6 students at William Tredway Junior Public School, located near Bellamy Road North and Pandora Circle.

The students were served by staff from the Park Hyatt Hotel, on white linen tablecloths. They were also treated to some pre-dinner entertainment.

Trey Allen, a teacher at the school, said the event grew out of a desire to provide a special meal for a particular family.

"It kind of snowballed into — why pick one family, when you can do all the kids?" Allen told CBC News in an interview.

Before sitting down to eat their special meal on Monday, students were asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation.

"If you’re able to kind of instill those kinds of feelings in them when they’re younger, as they get older, hopefully it stays with them," Allen said.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC’s Shannon Martin.

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