PLC students make dog toys for pooches having a ruff time


PLC Perth students Ava Gajdatsy and Sophia Gawan-Taylor designed and produced over 60 dog toys for pooches at the Shenton Park Dogs Refuge Home.
PLC Perth students Ava Gajdatsy and Sophia Gawan-Taylor designed and produced over 60 dog toys for pooches at the Shenton Park Dogs Refuge Home.

TWO PLC Perth students have designed and produced more than 60 dog toys for pooches facing a ruff time.

Ava Gajdatsy and Sophia Gawan-Taylor, who have just started their Year 12 studies, undertook the project for the creativity, activity and service component of their International Baccalaureate Programme.

The dog toys were donated to the Shenton Park Dog Refuge Home.

“We’re both dog lovers ourselves, and we were a bit nervous about approaching the Dog Refuge Home, but we figured if we got out there and gave it a go, anything would be beneficial,” Sophia said.

Ava and Sophia rallied students from Years 7 to 11 in four after-school sessions to work together to make the toys out of donated and recycled materials.

The pair wanted to emphasise the importance of using recyclable materials to reduce waste, and get their fellow students thinking about how easy it is to aid local communities.

“I learnt so much about the shelter and the leadership skills that you need to form a project with a group of students,” Ava said.