Perth students create care packs for vulnerable kids

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Shenton College Year 8 students Kiara Davis and Christopher Agnew.
495965pa Shenton College Year 8 students Kiara Davis and Christopher Agnew.

SHENTON College years 7 and 8 students have made more than 150 care packs for children at Perth Children’s Hospital who come from unsafe home environments.

The students helped load the care packs on to a truck on Tuesday morning .

More than 400 students filled backpacks with toiletry items, pyjamas, clothing, socks and toys.

Perth Children’s Hospital Child Protection Unit social worker Debra Copeman said it was important these children received care packs.

“We get children to safety and more than often they’re taken either from their homes, picked up from the streets or escaping domestic violence and they don’t come with anything,” she said.

Head of learning Gary Green said this was the first time students were involved in creating care packs.