Caring kids honoured
CHILDREN from three local primary schools are proving there is no such thing as being too young to help others.
The Fred Hollows Foundation gave seven local Year 6 students a Humanity Award in recognition of their compassion, integrity, kindness and dedication to helping others.
John Wollaston Anglican Community School student Dylan Osborne was awarded a highly commended honour after arriving at school one day with 50 roses for staff and family members to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis after his 14-month-old cousin was diagnosed with it.
Teacher Zayja Monteleone, who nominated Dylan for the award, said he had done a lot to educate the school community on cystic fibrosis and it was an example of how kind, caring and selfless he was.
“Dylan bravely shared his message to 500 students at a primary assembly and explained why he was on this journey,” she said.
St Jude’s Catholic Primary School’s Florance Isaot, who migrated to Perth from Papua New Guinea two years ago, was also recognised for constantly looking for ways to help people at school and in the local community.
Piara Waters primary students Ali-Benét Alatini, Erin Pickering, Jiva Pannir, Matvey Orlov and Zipporah Fish also received an award for their work as Cultural and Linguitically Diverse ambassadors, helping to promote cultural inclusiveness and acceptance at their school.
WA Youth Minister Peter Tinley and Fred Hollows Foundation director Gabi Hollows with Jiva Piannir, Erin Pickering, Ali- Benét Alatini, Zipporah Fish and Matvey Orlov.