Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

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.

Pic­tures: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Par­ent helpers Kristy Ken­ney and Nola Cu­sack cook up a storm at the sausage siz­zle.

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