Generous pupils lead by example

A PROGRAM developing leadership in south-west students has raised almost $30,000 for the Peter’s Project Foundation.

Following the Student Leaders Congress in February, pupils from different schools developed projects or events to raise money for the foundation.

Over five months, 22 schools around the region have contributed to the fund-raising total of $28,169.24, it was announced on Thursday at the Lighthouse Theatre presentation. 

Woodford Primary School principal Dan Watson said the venue was almost filled as student leaders showed videos demonstrating their school’s approach to the task.

“The goal was getting students to learn about being leaders and we picked Peter’s Project as a really good cause to support,” he said.

Pupils from Woodford and Woolsthorpe primary schools Olivia Dalton, 12 (left), Grace Robinson, 12, Takara Gorman, 10, Ella Titmus, 12, Baillie Keast, 12, and Sophie Lemke, 12, presented Vicki Jellie with a cheque for $28,169 at the Student Leaders Congress Night of Celebration. 140724LP31 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Pupils from Woodford and Woolsthorpe primary schools Olivia Dalton, 12 (left), Grace Robinson, 12, Takara Gorman, 10, Ella Titmus, 12, Baillie Keast, 12, and Sophie Lemke, 12, presented Vicki Jellie with a cheque for $28,169 at the Student Leaders Congress Night of Celebration. 140724LP31 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

“The highlight of the night was just seeing the range and variety of activities held at the schools from everyone.

“We had students from Mortlake, Hawkesdale, Port Fairy, Nullawarre, Panmure and everywhere in between. Warrnambool College still have to run their event so hopefully it ticks over into $30,000.

“We are now planning to do it every year for a different cause.”

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