STUDENTS at St Peter’s Primary School in Inglewood are paying it forward as part of a new campaign put together by philanthropist Ros Worthington.
Part of Dr Worthington’s Love Angel Foundation, the School Kindness Lunches launched last month encourages children to make and deliver meals to disadvantaged students who come to school with nothing to eat.
At the helm is Year 6 student Charlie de Boer, who loved the concept so much he used the idea for a school project that term, taking on the challenge of setting up the program and documenting the entire process on video for his assignment.
For the past two months he has had meetings with his principal, teachers and class organising every detail including enlisting the support of local grocer 2nd Avenue IGA.
Dr Worthington said Charlie picked up the fresh ingredients, brought them to school and made lunch packs including sandwiches, fruit and drinks to be delivered to Maddington Primary School.
“This school has been specially selected for this pilot as so many kids turn up having not eaten and with no food for the day,” she said.
“The dream is that no child in Perth spends the day at school hungry.”
Charlie hopes his short film about the creation of this program will be used to inspire other schools around Perth to adopt the initiative.