Superheroes fly to the aid of charity
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.
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.