Gifts for girls all sewn up

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A GROUP of St Clare’s School stu­dents have sewn dresses for a good cause.

Dur­ing the sec­ond se­mes­ter of the school year, 14 stu­dents worked on the dresses as part the Dress a Girl Around the World pro­gram, which in­volves send­ing the dresses to girls from vul­ner­a­ble back­grounds.

Year 10 stu­dent Natasja Pas­salac­qua said she had not sewn much be­fore so she en­joyed cre­at­ing the dresses.

“We are a CARE (Cur­ricu­lum and Reen­gage­ment in Ed­u­ca­tion) school so we un­der­stand that girls need a safe liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

“They might not have their own clothes so I’m happy we were able to pro­vide for them. I think all girls de­serve to be loved and pro­tected, no mat­ter where they live in the world.”

Do­nia said some of the stu­dents would con­tinue mak­ing dresses and the school would send them at the end of the year.

“The stu­dents com­pleted the dresses through the Cer­tifi­cate of Work Prepa­ra­tion and I was thrilled by their at­ti­tude,” she said.

Year 10 stu­dents Cherry Smith, Shaylee Pren­der­gast, Natasja Pas­salac­qua and Chon­tae Hay­den with the dresses.

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