Primary lesson teaches spirit of giving
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