Greenwood College students hope to clean up at fundraiser


Year 10 students Meg Lewis and Mason Welsh perfect their technique for the fundraiser.
Picture: Martin Kennealey d466192
Year 10 students Meg Lewis and Mason Welsh perfect their technique for the fundraiser. Picture: Martin Kennealey d466192

A GROUP of Greenwood College students are washing cars to raise money for an overseas trip.

The 21 students, from years 10 to 12, are taking part in a three-week leadership expedition to Vietnam and Cambodia, where they will complete a community service project in a local village.

To fundraise for the trip and the project, they will host a car wash and car boot sale at the school on Saturday, March 18.

There will be children’s activities, food and drinks for sale, including a sausage sizzle and fairy floss, and a raffle.

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Teacher Shannon Palmer said the pupils were heavily involved in organising the trip, from organising the itinerary to choosing their means of travel.

“The students are in charge of their money, converting it to local currency and determining how much should be spent on breakfast, lunch and dinner to make it last the whole three weeks,” she said.

“Students will take turns to be leaders throughout the expedition.”

The event will be held at the school oval, 79 Coolibah Drive, Greenwood, from 9am to 1pm, with entry by a gold coin donation.

Sellers will be admitted from 7.30am to 9am and it costs $15 per car bay.

The car wash is $10 for a small car and $15 for a large car.