Kids learn twin val­ues through fundrais­ing

Pilbara News - - News - Shan­non Beattie

Stu­dents from Mil­lars Well Pri­mary School have learnt the im­por­tance of money and the gift of giv­ing just in time for Christ­mas.

Years 1 to 3 stu­dents took part in the Money Smart pro­gram through­out 2018, which fo­cuses on teach­ing the value of money through fundrais­ing for char­ity.

Over the course of the year they raised $1500 which was used at Kmart to buy presents for the Wish­ing Tree Ap­peal.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Breigh Pear­son said the stu­dents had held cake stalls and 5¢ jars to raise funds.

“The kids have been count­ing and bank­ing the money, plus some­one came in from the bank to talk to them about fi­nances and the Sal­va­tion Army talked to them about good­will,” she said.

The ex­pe­ri­ence com­bined the fun­da­men­tals of maths and money with do­ing some­thing for a cause.

“They got to­gether in small groups to plan how they were go­ing to spend the money, they only had a lim­ited amount, so they had to make a shop­ping list and plan care­fully,” Ms Pear­son said.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Mil­lars Well Pri­mary School Years 1-3 stu­dents with teacher Tamara Clarke, right, and Kmart Kar­ratha man­ager Shar­ron Hen­der­son.

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