Bullcreek Primary students collect books to donate to children affected by January South-West fires


Principal Sue Martin with Year 6 Students Evan Nomikos, Erin Cleland, Julian Downie, Guy Downie, Cameron Ayre and Chenelle Liyanage. Picture: Matt Jelonek d453783
Principal Sue Martin with Year 6 Students Evan Nomikos, Erin Cleland, Julian Downie, Guy Downie, Cameron Ayre and Chenelle Liyanage. Picture: Matt Jelonek d453783

STUDENTS at Bull Creek Primary School have collected 380 new fiction books to donate to children affected by the Yarloop and Harvey bushfires.

The book drive kicked off after a discussion between school prefects and principal Sue Martin.

“In a meeting with the prefects I suggested that the children of the South West bushfires could benefit from our help,” Ms Martin said.

“I thought giving the children a gift rather than a monetary donation was a more appropriate and meaningful expression of our concern and empathy.

“The prefects agreed and were very excited to be able to support the children in this way.”

Ms Martin said the books would be donated to Harvey and Yarloop Primary Schools where they would both promote literacy and provide enjoyment to children who had been through a horrible experience.

Ms Martin, two Year Six teachers and all eight Bull Creek Primary prefects will travel to Harvey to present the books on Friday.