NEERIGEN Brook Primary School has made the top 20 fundraising schools during its first ever MS Readathon for the MS Society.
Neerigen Brook principal Jane Wescott said she chose the reading-based charity event as the school’s fundraising activity as it complemented the school’s focus on literacy and reading for enjoyment.
“We are very proud of all the students who took part,” she said.
“This is a massive achievement as it means that our children read more books and raised more money than most of the competing public and private schools across the whole of Australia.”
Neerigen Brook Year 6 student Ashley Dalton was also singled out for finishing in the top 100 of individual fundraisers.
Ashley will soon be receiving a digital tablet from the MS Society in recognition of her efforts.
The MS Readathon was launched 37 years ago and thousands of Australian students have been involved in raising money to support people with multiple sclerosis.
Mrs Wescott congratulated all of the students, parents and family members who supported the MS Readathon.
She gave special thanks to library officer Deborah Fearns, who organised, motivated and supported the students to achieve the impressive result.