Final act of kindness before leaving Finley High
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.