Car­ni­val boost se­cures dig­i­tal funds

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - 88 WATTONA SHOW - Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

The dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy fundraiser launched by Har­vey Pri­mary School’s par­ents and cit­i­zens as­so­ci­a­tion ear­lier this year was given a fi­nal fund­ing boost at the school’s sports car­ni­val, get­ting the tally over the line.

Last year was the first time com­puter cod­ing and dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy were in­cluded as part of the Statewide school cur­ricu­lum, and the as­so­ci­a­tion set an am­bi­tious tar­get of $20,000 to pur­chase the nec­es­sary equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy.

With help from the Har­vey Li­ons Club and do­na­tions by school fam­i­lies, the as­so­ci­a­tion raised a fur­ther $2500 by hold­ing a bar­be­cue break­fast and lunch and sell­ing cakes.

“This meant we pre­sented the prin­ci­pal with a cheque for $20,000, the dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy project com­plete,” com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Jon Adams said.

“It’s been a mas­sive 10 months of fundrais­ing, from colour runs to school dis­cos, with crazy hair days and lots more in be­tween.”

Mr Adams said the as­so­ci­a­tion’s com­mit­tee had worked hard on the project which had re­ceived strong sup­port from the Har­vey com­mu­nity.

“As­sis­tance has been given by var­i­ous busi­nesses and lo­cal vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tions, with­out which we wouldn’t be at this point,” he said.

“We’ll have a short rest then it’s onto the next project.”

Am­ber Van Djyk and Louis Celisano col­lect the shield for the win­ning Red fac­tion.

Holly Adams, Gianna and Jack Bacich with the school's fund­ing me­ter that was filled right to the top in time for the school sports car­ni­val.

Yel­low fac­tion marches onto the field.

Staff and stu­dents were thank­ful for the good weather on the day.

Har­vey Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Ja­son Romeo thanks the school's Par­ents and Cit­i­zens Com­mit­tee mem­ber He­len Thomas for the dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy funds.

Holly Adams and Janah Padua in ac­tion for their fac­tions in the flag race.

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