Helena College students pack shoeboxes with love for New Life Welfare WA’s Christmas appeal


Back: Peter Cumming (Year 4 Teacher) with front: Lachlan Beange, Jared Reddy and Maya Coremans-Savill. Picture: David Baylis d477293
Back: Peter Cumming (Year 4 Teacher) with front: Lachlan Beange, Jared Reddy and Maya Coremans-Savill. Picture: David Baylis d477293

HELENA College students are learning about financial planning and ethical marketplaces while adding a little happiness to the lives of children this Christmas.

Year 4 teacher Peter Cumming said the children had created shoeboxes of love for New Life Welfare WA as part of their Christmas appeal for those in need.

“Our class program of inquiry units look at doing something real with information gathered as a final step in the inquiry,” he sad.

“The students were genuinely moved by our inquiry discoveries regarding the plight of some people in our local community and wanted to do something tangible as a group to assist.

“We decided to make these shoeboxes of love as a way to make a difference in a local way.

“The common contents for the boxes were researched and budgeted for by the class and then personal touches were added by each student with small individual gifts and a note of friendship.”

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