Foundation Christian College students wash cars as part of Big Ideas program


Foundation Christian College students Sky Sheldon, Tiffany Nicholls, Talitha Smith, Jemma Bartlett, Sai Davetanivalu and Jasmyn Patterson.
Foundation Christian College students Sky Sheldon, Tiffany Nicholls, Talitha Smith, Jemma Bartlett, Sai Davetanivalu and Jasmyn Patterson.

FOUNDATION Christian College students have displayed generous community spirit by washing cars for local community leaders, staff and families as part of the school’s Big Ideas program.

The car wash formed part of this term’s Big Ideas topic Life is a Highway, which focused on aspects of driving and owning a car, relevant to many students who are currently obtaining their learner’s permits.

College Big Ideas co-ordinator Aly Hill said students generated the initiative.

“They requested this event and we were only too happy to accommodate this,” she said.

“The students at our college have a real desire to serve others and many families expressed gratitude for a clean and shiny car.”

Principal Andrew Newhouse said the activity created a fun conclusion to a life-changing topic.

He said Mrs Hill had found some families were worried about this new chapter of their child’s life and saw a perfect opportunity to work in partnership with parents.

“We want to see all our students safe, including when on the road, and we endeavoured to ensure that their child was truly equipped with the life skills required for becoming a responsible, lifelong driver,” Mrs Hill said.

The Year 10 Big Ideas program will finish with a visit from the RAC and St John Ambulance.

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