Students cancel Easter egg hunt to help children at refuge

Our Lady of Fatima primary students Cooper Forzatti,Xavier Houston,Erin Peters and Lucy Welch with Easter eggs collected for children at the refuge. Picture: Martin Kennealey d397731
Our Lady of Fatima primary students Cooper Forzatti,Xavier Houston,Erin Peters and Lucy Welch with Easter eggs collected for children at the refuge. Picture: Martin Kennealey d397731

Instead of the school’s traditional Easter egg hunt, where they receive eggs to eat themselves, the students have been doing chores and using their pocket money to buy Easter eggs to donate to a women’s refuge in Fremantle.

Teacher Kate Price said the idea coincided with Lent ” the time of giving.

‘The Easter donation supports the philosophy taught to the students in the classroom about putting themselves second to others,’ she said.

‘It is nice to give my pocket money to buy Easter eggs for other children who don’t get any,’ Year 3 student Lucy Griffiths said

A spokeswoman from the refuge said the difference it would make to their families was wonderful.