Rockingham SHS Year 9 students send Xmas love to Cambodian kids


Jayden Broodkoorn, Ben Watkins and Akira Simpson (back), Jason Bawden, Bella Frawley and Rachel Pearson have all made bears for children in Cambodia. d462603
Jayden Broodkoorn, Ben Watkins and Akira Simpson (back), Jason Bawden, Bella Frawley and Rachel Pearson have all made bears for children in Cambodia. d462603

A GROUP of Rockingham Year 9 students have embraced the Christmas spirit of giving and made a pack of colourful, cuddly character bears for disadvantaged children in Cambodia.

The students from the Rockingham Senior High School education support centre designed, decorated and stuffed the teddy bears.

Relief teacher Diane Lake said the bears were made as part of a class community art project.

“The students wanted to give the bears to some needy young children who would love them,” Ms Lake said.

“They will be given to some children from very poor families who live in the slums or in one-room huts.”

Ms Lake said the bears would be very much appreciated and loved by the Cambodian children who received them.

“The students worked very hard on the bears and should feel very proud of their efforts,” she said.

“Together, the students have helped put a smile on a child’s face.”