Pri­mary les­son teaches spirit of giv­ing

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Christ­mas is a time when fundrais­ing to help out those less for­tu­nate is more im­por­tant than ever and one pri­mary school in Kar­ratha has gone to great lengths to in­stil a cul­ture of giv­ing among its stu­dents.

Mil­lars Well Pri­mary School stu­dents took an ex­cur­sion to the Kar­ratha City Shop­ping Cen­tre this month to learn more about why we help oth­ers and how we can go about it.

On the trip they visited the Kmart wish­ing tree and Sal­va­tion Army food bins, two of the best-known char­i­ta­ble drives dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

Mil­lars Well Pri­mary School Year 1 and 2 teacher Kylie Saun­ders said the morn­ing trip proved worth­while.

“Our fundrais­ing for The Sal­va­tion Army helps our stu­dents to be­come aware that there are fam­i­lies less for­tu­nate than our­selves that may not have money to cel­e­brate Christ­mas,” she said.

“It helps our stu­dents to feel grate­ful for what they re­ceive and ex­pe­ri­ence the gift of giv­ing to help oth­ers feel spe­cial at Christ­mas.

“Stu­dents also learn lit­er­acy, math­e­mat­ics and good money habits dur­ing our money smart pro­gram.”

Ms Saun­ders said the stu­dents felt joy, ex­cite­ment and gen­eros­ity when they par­tic­i­pated in fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mil­lars Well Pri­mary School stu­dents take an ex­cur­sion to the shops to learn about fundrais­ing. Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

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