From stu­dents to su­per fundrais­ers

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Ev­ery­one needs a su­per­hero and St Joseph’s Pri­mary School, Co­bram, was brim­ming with them on Fri­day for its HeartKids Su­per Boss Day.

The chil­dren got right into the spirit of the day, do­ing fan­tas­tic im­pres­sions of some of the most love­able and recog­nis­able su­per­heroes, in­clud­ing Bat­man, Spi­der­man and Wonder Woman.

Each child do­nated a gold coin to help raise funds for con­gen­i­tal/ child heart dis­ease.

Prin­ci­pal Lucy Keath said it was a cause close to home with a cou­ple of stu­dents suf­fer­ing from a form of heart dis­ease.

‘‘The chance to get in­volved in the fundraiser was led by the Year 6s on our so­cial jus­tice com­mit­tee, so it was stu­dent-driven, which was fan­tas­tic,’’ she said.

On av­er­age, eight ba­bies are born with heart dis­ease ev­ery day and it is the lead­ing cause of death of chil­dren un­der one, ac­cord­ing to the HeartKids web­site.

The money raised will go to to­wards HeartKids pro­grams such as the fam­ily cop­ing pro­gram.

The pro­gram in­volves a se­ries of tailored ther­apy ses­sions that help fam­i­lies to nav­i­gate the trauma and man­age the sig­nif­i­cant so­cial, emo­tional and phys­i­cal well-be­ing chal­lenges as­so­ci­ated with child­hood heart dis­ease.

Heart­felt: St Joseph’s Pri­mary School stu­dents had a dress-up day on Fri­day to raise funds for con­gen­i­tal heart dis­ease.

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