Hampers for aged residents
Year nine students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar have gained experience in completing a grant application as part of their studies into community awareness.
As part of the school’s community awareness program, students have made connections with the elderly with regular visits to local aged care facilities.
With a want to provide further assistance, students decided to buy hampers to spread some cheer among residents at Warragul’s Fairview Village.
Students had to cost the project and budget accordingly before writing letters and pitching the idea to a local bank manager in a similar manner to reality television show Shark Tank to obtain the funds.
Student Benjamin Andrews said the project took eight weeks to complete.
“Part of our thinking and learning through our community service program is to help the local community, and we chose Fairview Village to give some hampers and show some love,” he said.
Fairview Village executive lifestyle officer Lois Tarrant welcomed the donation.
“We have a wonderful relationship with the school,” she said.
“Students have been coming here every Monday for a long time.
“The joy they have brought into the home is fantastic and the friendships that have been made have brightened the lives of all.”