MERCY College raised more than $7000 for LifeLink during the Pope’s jubilee year of Mercy.
The school in Koondoola started preparations for LifeLink 2016 early this year, fundraising from the second week of Term 1.
Six student representatives, Christian service learning co-ordinator Karen Wilson and principal Julie Hornby attended the Archbishop’s forum for secondary schools in April in Term 2.
Ms Wilson said the students were inspired by the Archbishop of Perth Timothy Costelloe’s address at the forum.
“Students brought back to the college the idea that we need to use our big-heartedness if we really want to evoke change,” she said. “This became our mantra this year.
“June 8 was all about celebrating the spirit of mercy and the work we have done to raise the profile and understanding of LifeLink here.
“Our Year 11s completed 40 hours of ‘without’: choosing to go without materialistic items or food for LifeLink and raising over $3000.
“The Year 10s completed a ‘shhhhhh…’ project, collecting sponsors and being silent for 24 hours.
“The Year 6 students held a car wash and collected coins to bring the total up to $7000.”
Year 8 student Lisa Duong said the school community demonstrated its motto “love in action” every day.