College students show compassion

Belmont City College students Bethany Hurst, Patricia Ocampo and Tegan Chorley. Picture: Elle Borgward d411687
Belmont City College students Bethany Hurst, Patricia Ocampo and Tegan Chorley. Picture: Elle Borgward d411687

Teacher Lyn Scantlebury said students took the initiative of organising a sausage sizzle at recess and a concert at lunch time on November 22 to raise money for children’s charity UNICEF.

‘The city Tacloban has been shaken by war, earthquakes and powerful typhoons but nothing from the past eight decades comes close to the terror unleashed by Typhoon Haiyan,’ she said.

‘The death toll stands at slightly over 4000 – more than three-quarters of them in the province of Leyte, of which Tacloban is the capital. Thousands more are injured and many survivors have lost family members and their homes.’

Ms Scantlebury said the college was a diverse and multicultural community and the student population was known for its caring and nurturing ideals.

On the same day, Belmont Primary School raised $800 for the Red Cross Haiyan relief campaign with a talent show and disco organised by the P&C.