Link formed for care and compassion
ABOUT 550 students and teachers from Perth Catholic primary schools converged at Lake Monger Reserve on June 8 to launch Archbishop’s 2016 LifeLink Day.
Co-hosted by Perth Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Catholic Education WA, the event was a chance for Catholic young people to show their collective care, compassion and support for people in need within the community.
Seventy-four of the 90 Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese of Perth were involved on the day, with students from kindy to Year 6 joining their class chains into one continuous chain.
Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton and Catholic Education WA executive director Tim McDonald also made presentations.
Archbishop Costelloe said the event helped make young people aware of the many hardships facing so many people in the community and how the Church responds through social services agencies. Students joining their class chains into one continuous chain.