Youngsters help bushfire victims

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School Year 6 student Lucas Molinari (11) washes a car with his peers [NAMES OK]
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School Year 6 student Lucas Molinari (11) washes a car with his peers [NAMES OK]

The Year 5 students started learning about bushfires in their Society and Environment class a day before the fires started over east.

Teacher Bethan Lilford said raising funds for bushfire victims was the Year 5 students’ idea to organise and hold a car-wash fundraiser at school with help from the Year 6 students.

‘Because we’re a Catholic school the Catholic ethos is to reach out to community so the students came up with the idea to somehow raise funds and we thought a car wash would be the best way,’ she said.

‘The children loved it.

‘I had some kids that did car washing at home. I also had another child who ran a lemonade stall at home over the weekend and donated $116.’

The car wash itself raised $285.

‘I was quite taken at how happy the children were to give back and to a community that they don’t have much to do with,’ Mrs Lilford said.

‘I think it’s really important students learn to give back.’