Leeming PS students proud to hand donations to Salvation Army


Hayley Gibson, Joshua Jones, Lachlan Braid and Kai Wei Tey  with some of the donations for the Salvation Army. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au   d473993
Hayley Gibson, Joshua Jones, Lachlan Braid and Kai Wei Tey with some of the donations for the Salvation Army. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d473993

STUDENTS at Leeming Primary School proudly handed over donations of food and toiletries to Salvation Army representatives last Thursday.

The collection was organised after a Salvation Army presentation about the work the organisation does helping disadvantaged members of the community.

Year 3, 4 and 5 students designed posters and displayed them around the school to promote the charity collection and encourage families to donate items.

Deputy principal Anne Thomson said the collection was a practical extension of a whole-school focus during the term on the theme of social justice and helping those in need.

“We had a really enthusiastic response from the whole school community to the initiative, which has been a great way of teaching our students about empathy and the great work of charitable organisations such as the Salvation Army,” she said.

“It has encouraged them to develop a sense of community responsibility and fits well with the school’s aim of developing a high-performing and highly caring culture.”