Help­ing oth­ers in fo­cus

Melville Times - - News -

STU­DENTS at Leem­ing Pri­mary School proudly handed over do­na­tions of food and toi­letries to Sal­va­tion Army rep­re­sen­ta­tives last Thurs­day.

The col­lec­tion was or­gan­ised af­ter a Sal­va­tion Army pre­sen­ta­tion about the work the or­gan­i­sa­tion does help­ing dis­ad­van­taged mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

Year 3, 4 and 5 stu­dents de­signed posters and dis­played them around the school to pro­mote the char­ity col­lec­tion and en­cour­age fam­i­lies to do­nate items.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Anne Thom­son said the col­lec­tion was a prac­ti­cal ex­ten­sion of a whole-school fo­cus dur­ing the term on the theme of so­cial jus­tice and help­ing those in need.

“We had a re­ally en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse from the whole school com­mu­nity to the ini­tia­tive, which has been a great way of teach­ing our stu­dents about em­pa­thy and the great work of char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the Sal­va­tion Army,” she said.

“It has en­cour­aged them to de­velop a sense of com­mu­nity re­spon­si­bil­ity and fits well with the school’s aim of de­vel­op­ing a high-per­form­ing and highly car­ing cul­ture.”

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d473993

Hay­ley Gib­son, Joshua Jones, Lach­lan Braid and Kai Wei Tey with some of the do­na­tions for the Sal­va­tion Army.

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