Splash out for charity

Teachers and students taking part in the charity bucket challenge. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d442234
Teachers and students taking part in the charity bucket challenge. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d442234

Children from Year 1 to 6 took part in the Wheelchairs for Kids Bucket Challenge, organised as part of the Global Education Project by Year 3 students.

�This event was a huge success, providing great entertainment for students and teachers,� organiser and Year 3 teacher Kristin Bunn said.

�Wheelchairs for Kids are a local organisation, based in Wangara, who have been making wheelchairs for 15 years.

�In that time, they have made over 30,000 wheelchairs and sent them to children around the world.

�Two of the volunteers that work for Wheelchairs for Kids are part of our school community.�

Mrs Bunn said there were currently about 50 million children around the world who needed a wheelchair.

She said the school raised $2000 for the organisation, which will allow them to make another 13 wheelchairs for children in need.

�We would like say a very big thank-you to the 26 wonderful staff members who bravely nominated themselves for the Water Bucket Challenge and an even bigger thank- you to all of the students who managed to get sponsors and raise money for such a worthy cause,� she said.

�One Year 6 student managed to raise $215.

�He was lucky enough to be one of the students who poured a bucket of water over his nominated teacher�s head and he won an i-Tunes voucher to the value of $50 for raising the most amount of money.�