ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES SOCKTOBER
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.