550 Perth Catholic school students attend Archbishop’s LifeLink Day at Lake Monger Reserve


Students and teachers gathered at Lake Monger Reserve to link up on June 8.
Students and teachers gathered at Lake Monger Reserve to link up on June 8.

ABOUT 550 students and teachers from Perth Catholic primary schools converged at Lake Monger Reserve on June 8 to launch Archbishop’s 2016 LifeLink Day.

The event was co-hosted by Perth Catholic Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Catholic Education WA and was an opportunity for Catholic young people to demonstrate their collective care, compassion and support for people in need within the community.

Seventy-four of the 90 Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese of Perth were involved on the day, with students from kindergarten to Year 6 joining their class chains into one continuous chain.

Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton and Catholic Education WA executive director Dr Tim McDonald also made presentations.

Archbishop Costelloe said the event helped make young people aware of the many hardships facing so many people in the community.