St Kevin's students wore crazy hair and socks to raise much needed funds for Catholic Mission
HAVING fun can benefit others in need students at St Kevin's School, Benowa, found out to their delight.
Wearing crazy socks to school and donating a gold coin kicked off a fantastic day as the school set about raising much needed funds for Catholic Mission.
Catholic Mission is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus Christ, Catholic Mission forms Australians for mission and raises funds for mission - in Australia and around the world.
Catholic Mission operates in more than 160 countries to support initiatives in 1,100 dioceses, including remote Australia.
Grassroots needs are identified by local Catholics, to give people the opportunity for a full, enriched life - physically and spiritually - regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.
St Kevin's Assistant Principal for Religious Education Vannesse Miller said the fun times continued when the students danced the evening away at the school disco as they raised more money for the great cause.
Vannesse said the idea was to have fun but also be environmentally responsible through a few initiatives that were different at this disco.
She said the student Social Justice Group members, who had been focussing on plastic pollution, thought this year they could bring in some simple changes that would mean less plastic waste at the school.
“The Social Justice Group members and the families baked up a storm with just under $500 raised just with selling cakes instead of plastic, throwaway items,"
“It was a tremendous effort by everyone involved."
She said students were asked to bring their own water bottles so no cans of soft drink, bottles of water or poppers were sold, and no plastic cups were used either.
“Lastly, we had a 'wishing well', reminding students of the importance of fresh water in communities around the world, but in a fun way.
“Every little change has an impact and we learnt that having fun and being environmentally responsible can happen together," Vannesse said.
She said the students also enjoyed the opportunity to have their faces painted which added to the fun of the night.
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