Over the past month as part of the Peer Support programme the Year 9 students have been partaking in an ‘Unsung Heroes’ project.
Each house had the goal of doing something to end the term that enabled them to give back to the important organisations within our community. A group was chosen by each house and after voting occurred within the houses the groups chosen were the SPCA, the Police and Womens’ Refuge. Students over the following weeks each made cards and brought in goods specific to their chosen organisations. Some of these included animal toys, tea and coffee, sanitary items and toiletries. All the Peer Supports were very impressed and humbled with the amount of things the students were willing to bring and make for people and animals in need.
Yesterday, after weeks of work, the girls presented their hampers to representatives from each of the organisations. It was a very rewarding end to the Peer Support program this term and the actions made a positive impact on not only the community groups, but also on the students who took part. I am not only very proud of the Year 9 students who were very generous, but also all the Peer Support leaders who led such an amazing project.