Fred Hollows Foundations gives seven local Year 6 students Humanity Awards


Minister for Youth Peter Tinley with Jiva Piannir, Erin Pickering, Ali- Benet Alatini, Zipporah Fish and Matvey Orlov and Fred Hollows Foundation founding director Gabi Hollows.
Minister for Youth Peter Tinley with Jiva Piannir, Erin Pickering, Ali- Benet Alatini, Zipporah Fish and Matvey Orlov and Fred Hollows Foundation founding director Gabi Hollows.

CHILDREN from three local primary schools are proving there is no such thing as being too young to help others.

The Fred Hollows Foundation gave seven local Year 6 students a Humanity Award in recognition of their compassion, integrity, kindness and dedication to helping others.

John Wollaston Anglican Community School student Dylan Osborne was awarded a highly commended honour after arriving to school one day with 50 roses for staff and family members to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis after his 14-month-old cousin was diagnosed with it.

Dylan’s teacher Zayja Monteleone, who nominated him for the award, said Dylan had done a lot to educate the school community on cystic fibrosis and it was just one example of how kind, caring and selfless he was every day.

“Dylan bravely shared his message to 500 students at a primary assembly and explained why he was on this journey,” she said.

St Jude’s Catholic Primary School’s Florance Isaot, who migrated to Perth from Papua New Guinea two years ago, was also recognised for constantly looking for ways to help people at school and in the local community.

Piara Waters Primary School students Ali-Benet Alatini, Erin Pickering, Jiva Pannir, Matvey Orlov and Zipporah Fish also received an award for their work as Cultural and Linguitically Diverse ambassadors, helping to promote cultural inclusiveness and acceptance among the students at their school.

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