Su­per­heroes fly to the aid of char­ity

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Tamra Carr

Stu­dent and staff su­per­heroes at Hol­land Street School re­cently raised more than $100 in gold coin do­na­tions for na­tional peak body Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy Aus­tralia.

Mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy is an in­cur­able group of con­di­tions which pro­gres­sively weaken the body’s mus­cles.

School prin­ci­pal Ni­cola Ri­ley said last week’s Na­tional Su­per Hero Day event was cho­sen as the school’s an­nual cel­e­bra­tory ac­tiv­ity be­cause her stu­dents were in­spired by su­per­heroes.

“At least once a year we hold a cel­e­bra­tions day,” Mrs Ri­ley said.

“It’s partly for the stu­dents and partly to give our amaz­ing staff a day where they can just have fun.

“We don’t have any chil­dren en­rolled with mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy but our kids love su­per­heroes and we wanted to do some­thing pur­pose­ful.”

The Ger­ald­ton school en­rols stu­dents from kinder­garten to Year 12 with in­tel­lec­tual and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties and high­sup­port needs.

About 51 stu­dents at­tend the school, which fo­cuses on teach­ing in­de­pen­dent liv­ing and func­tional nu­mer­acy and lit­er­acy.

In sup­port of the fundraiser, stu­dents and staff wore a va­ri­ety of su­per­hero cos­tumes and danced to well-known mu­sic from Star Wars, Ghost­busters and Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble.

For more in­for­ma­tion on mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy, visit mda.org. au.

A group of stu­dent and staff su­per­heroes dressed to fight crime and mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy at Hol­land Street School.

Stu­dents, staff and par­ents gather in the Hol­land Street School as­sem­bly area wait for the start of the cos­tume pa­rade.

18-year-old stu­dent An­gel Shaw dons a Dark Knight cos­tume for the Su­per­hero event.

Pic­tures: Tamra Carr

Year 9 stu­dent Luke Bradley adopts the iden­tity of Su­per­man.

Staff mem­ber Nikki Dyer brings out her in­ner Bat­girl, with Liam Keeffe, 18.

Matthew Ham­lett, Year 3, dressed as his hero, Spi­der-Man.

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