Schools' cancer foundation generosity

A LARGE donation for the Peter’s Project foundation from south-west schools will be revealed tonight. 

Following on from the Student Leaders Congress in February, pupils developed and implemented a project or event to raise funds for the foundation. The congress aimed to build the capacity of local students to become community leaders and to educate students and families about cancer research, support and prevention.

Woodford Primary School principal Daniel Watson said pupils at all schools involved worked hard to raise the “substantial sum”.

“We will be celebrating the past four months’ work by the students back in their community with raising awareness of the Peter’s Project cause,” Mr Watson said.

“Tomorrow night we will be presenting Vicki Jellie with a cheque that the schools have collectively raised since February (which is) a totally amazing effort.”

The money was raised in only five months by 22 schools.

Mr Watson said there had been some extraordinary ideas for projects and events.

“It’s been amazing,” he said. 

Woodford Primary School held face-painting and crazy hair days that tied in with other events, while Woolsthorpe Primary School organised a three-course dinner for the community. St Joseph’s Primary School leadership team organised a walkathon for all 570 pupils at the school and Mortlake P-12 College had a similar idea.

Starting at 7pm, pupils will present a two-minute video of their projects before the cheque is handed over  at the Lighthouse Theatre.


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