Creative, generous compassion
GENEROUS: with their cheque for $600 are students Brittany and Dhani Cole of St Michael’s Primary, Stanmore, with principal Teresa Coghlan and Anthony McKnight.
FROM rice days to talent quests, Sydney Catholic schools came up with some creative ways to raise money for Project Compassion.
Project Compassion is the annual fundraising campaign of the overseas aid agency, Caritas Australia. The money raised from this year’s campaign will be used to support six communities that Caritas Australia is currently working to help – the Solomon Islands, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Bangladesh, and indigenous Australians.
At LaSalle Catholic College, Bankstown, students decided to take a musical approach to their fundraising activities by organising a ‘LaSalle Idol’ Talent Quest. For two weeks crowds of students poured into the school’s gymnasium each lunchtime to see musical performances, magic tricks, rap singing, dancing and acting.
The grand final winner was Year 11 student Natalie Fenlon. Another singer, Nathan Meola took out second prize.
At St Charles’ Primary, Waverley the students held a Living Simply Day to raise money for Project Compassion. The day involved the students eating only rice for lunch, using limited electricity, and listening to guest speakers from Caritas Australia.
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