Fi­nal act of kind­ness be­fore leav­ing Fin­ley High

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Fin­ley High School’s Year 12 stu­dents showed their com­mit­ment to their lo­cal com­mu­nity be­fore de­part­ing the school last month, rack­ing up a few com­mu­nity ser­vice hours.

The stu­dents col­lected rub­bish in and around Fin­ley’s Rail­way Park and cleared cob­webs and rub­bish along the main strip of Mur­ray St.

Year 12 co-or­di­na­tor Daryl Bird said the aim was to pro­mote a pos­i­tive ap­proach to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘It’s about open­ing their eyes to the lo­cal com­mu­nity and be­ing proud to show off the town to out­siders,’’ he said.

‘‘Ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties thrive off vol­un­teers do­ing the work so ex­pos­ing them to what type of volun- teer work needs to be done be­fore head­ing into the out­side world is ex­tremely im­por­tant.

‘‘My group picked up about six garbage bags (of rub­bish) around Rail­way Park. Fin­ley High School has been do­ing this ini­tia­tive on the sec­ond last day of school for about the last 10 years.

‘‘It’s also a way of say­ing thank you to the Fin­ley com­mu­nity for the sup­port they’ve shown to the stu­dents.’’

RIGHT: Fin­ley High School Year 12 stu­dents clean­ing up around Fin­ley (from left) Simi Naicori, Jeremy Gastin, Stephanie Har­ris, Sher­ri­dan Mort­lock, Kait­lynn Jones, Liam Agosta, Ty­rone Smithers and An­nie Cameron.

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