Students learn lessons from people in need

BY raising money for people in need students at Warrnambool College know they have a lot to be grateful for.

TEAM WORK: Warrnambool College students Shearna Russell, 16, Hannah Garner, 16, Flynn Gurry, 17, and Jye Wilson, 16, donated $4400 to Francis Foundation's Peter McMahon. Picture: Christine Ansorge.

TEAM WORK: Warrnambool College students Shearna Russell, 16, Hannah Garner, 16, Flynn Gurry, 17, and Jye Wilson, 16, donated $4400 to Francis Foundation's Peter McMahon. Picture: Christine Ansorge.

The students of the college’s Hopkins House have raised $4400 for Warrnambool Francis Foundation.

Assistant House leader Jackson Greene said the students had worked hard throughout the year with dress up days, barbecues and doughnut drives.

He said the charity supports young people needing a hand and the students also met with Joan Grace who established the foundation.

“It has been good for the kids to meet other people who they might not otherwise meet,” he said.

“I think it makes them grateful for what they have.

“This year we set ourselves a challenge of $3000 so next year we’ll set another goal.”

As a result of their fundraising the students won the schools philanthropic cup.

Mr Greene said the college had six houses and each house raised money for a charity.

“I’m really proud that we’re the only one that’s raised money for a local charity,” he said.