FARMER FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS
After watching a report about the drought in New South Wales on television, a group of students at Harvey Primary School decided to do something to help.
Chris Van De Venter’s Year 4 class brainstormed ways to best help the farmers and their livestock and came up with the idea of holding a school-wide sausage sizzle for lunch on Wednesday.
“They’re in a drought and they don’t have enough food and water for the animals,” Year 4 student Demi Treasure said.
“We saw the news on BTN and wanted to fundraise to buy hay and water,” fellow Year 4 student Tyger Collins said.
Local butcher Kev’s Country Meats donated the sausages and LJM Produce donated the onions for the sausage sizzle.
They may be only 10 years old but the Room 4 students were keen to do anything they could to help people going through tough times.
“We don’t have to live through that but they do,” classmate Lily Adams said.
“We are so lucky and it’s nice to just help people sometimes.”
Mr De Venter said he was proud of the students banding together to help.
“After watching the plight of the drought-affected farmers on BTN, the class wanted to do something to help,” Mr De Venter said.
“We raised $500 in donations within a few days and a further $600 from the sausage sizzle.”
Room 4 teacher Chris Van De Venter gets things cooking with gas for the students.
The room 5 class of Year 4 students give a big thumbs-up to helping people going through tough times.
Parent helpers Kristy Kenney and Nola Cusack cook up a storm at the sausage sizzle.