Stu­dents wear their bright­est clothes for a wor­thy cause

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

QUOTA Whit­sun­day and Can­non­vale State School teamed up on Fri­day to host Loud Shirt Day.

Stu­dents were asked to deck them­selves out in their bright­est, bold­est and loud­est cloth­ing for the price of a gold coin do­na­tion.

Loud Shirt Day is an ex­cuse to wear your bright­est clothes to raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf chil­dren.

More than 500 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Loud Shirt Day and the school raised $520 for the cause.

Wool­worths Can­non­vale, Toy­world and McDon­ald’s do­nated prizes to the stu­dents.

Dur­ing the day, the stu­dent coun­cil vis­ited the class­rooms of Can­non­vale State School to short-list po­ten­tial win­ners for the prizes.

After a tough decision, Year 3 stu­dent Indi Manley and her sis­ter Bella Manley took home an in­flat­able pool and Year 7 stu­dent Mya Mur­ray re­ceived a $50 voucher from Big W.

No one left empty handed as Quota Whit­sun­day gave out McDon­ald’s vouch­ers to ev­ery­one who was short listed.

Quota Whit­sun­day pres­i­dent Mar­garet Perkins said she was over­whelmed by the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants.

“It’s in­spir­ing to see so many young faces want to raise money for such a wor­thy cause in such an en­joy­able way,” she said.

FEEL­ING LOUD: Teacher’s aide and Quota Whit­sun­days mem­ber Rose Kemp, teacher An­gelique Kan­niah, grade seven stu­dent Mya Mur­ray, teacher Emma Mor­row, Quota pres­i­dent Mar­garet Perkins, Quota mem­ber Colleen Hill and Year 3 stu­dent Indi Manley and Year 5 stu­dent Bella Manley.

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