Wacky wear


Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Tara Whitsed

St Mary’s Pri­mary School was filled with whacky and won­der­ful socks last week as stu­dents cel­e­brated ‘Socktober’.

Teacher Mar­garet Lee said the Crazy Sock Day was held as part of the school’s fundraiser month.

‘‘This Oc­to­ber we want peo­ple to prove that even a small act of love, such as do­nat­ing a pair of socks, can make a big dif­fer­ence in the lives of our neigh­bours who are home­less,’’ she said.

‘‘Socktober is an easy and fun move­ment to help the home­less in your com­mu­nity dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber.’’

Ms Lee said each class­room had been left with a ‘‘sock jar’’.

‘‘By mak­ing a do­na­tion, they will be help­ing the poor peo­ple in the world — many of whom are home­less,’’ she said.

Ac­cord­ing to Socktober’s web­site, the ‘‘sock it to some­thing’’ con­cept was an Aus­tralian ex­pres­sion that meant to strike out at.

Run through Catholic Mis­sion, the month sees or­gan­i­sa­tions and schools strike out at so­cial is­sues, such as poverty, child labour, child traf­fick­ing, home­less­ness and lack of ed­u­ca­tion.

Ms Lee said funds raised dur­ing the day would go to Mis­sion Aus­tralia.

A dis­play for the Socktober ini­tia­tive can be found in the school’s front of­fice.

Colour­ful and prac­ti­cal: Os­car Emanuelli, Bai­ley Birch, April Haby, Ebony Lawer, Kieley Lane and Sophie Dow­ell got into the spirit of St Mary’s Crazy Sock Day.

Sock-tac­u­lar: Jami­son Ho­gan, Hay­ley Gal­lagher and Scar­lett Quin­lan showed off their crazy socks.

Per­son­al­ity (right): Seth Foys­ter’s socks fea­tured goog­ley eyes, spikes and fluffy bits.

Fash­ion state­ment: St Mary’s Pri­mary School’s prin­ci­pal sported these socks.

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