Car wash keep­ing camp costs down

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

CARCOOLA Pri­mary School year 5 and 6 stu­dents are hop­ing Satur­day is warm and sunny be­cause they could get pretty wet.

The stu­dents will be hard at work wash­ing cars in the Shire of Mur­ray carpark to raise funds to en­sure school camp fees are af­ford­able for all fam­i­lies.

Teacher Sharon Hunt came up with the fundrais­ing idea and this is the fourth year the car wash has been held.

About $1500 has been raised each year, re­duc­ing the cost of the camp by $150 per stu­dent.

The stu­dents have sent out let­ters to lo­cal busi­nesses and called on oth­ers.

Their spon­sors in­clude Coles, Mandurah-Mur­ray May Day and the Shire of Mur­ray, which has waived fees for use of the carpark.

“The kids are re­ally look­ing for­ward to it and there has been plenty of com­mu­nity sup­port,’’ Ms Hunt said.

“But I have warned them it is no pic­nic and could be quite ex­haust­ing.

“It can get re­ally busy with four cars in the bay and oth­ers wait­ing in a queue.”

The high­light will be the soak­ing from stu­dents that Ms Hunt ex­pects at the end of the day.

The car wash runs from 9am to 2pm and costs $15, in­clud­ing cof­fee or tea and a cake.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d486469

Carcoola Pri­mary School stu­dents get down to work wash­ing a car in prepa­ra­tion for the week­end event.

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