Putting a sock in it: Mundaring students raise awareness of global poverty

Sacred Heart Primary School students Gerodie Mattner, Angus Parker and Sebastian Mattner sock it for charity.
Sacred Heart Primary School students Gerodie Mattner, Angus Parker and Sebastian Mattner sock it for charity.

PRIMARY students in Mundaring pulled up their zaniest socks recently to raise awareness and funds to help combat global poverty.

Staff and students made a gold coin donation to put on their best socks for Crazy Sock Day.

Students also took their fundraising into the community and collected donations for the cause at Mundaring Village.

Their work about the need for clean water in Madagascar formed a display at the shopping centre, where some students performed sock puppet shows.

The Catholic Mission is the Pope’s official mission aid agency in Australia and targets the needs of children living in poverty in developing countries. Catholic Mission Perth director Francis Leong said Socktober was a significant first for the mission.

“It’s absolutely wonderful to see the students of Sacred Heart Primary living their faith and showing such passionate concern for the children in our world who are not as fortunate as they are,” he said.

“I do hope that their Socktober activities will be an inspiration for students in other schools to do the same.”